Apr 18

New Song: “Absent From Flesh”

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Songs

On Sunday morning we sang an new old song together, “Absent From Flesh.” Sojourn Music recently set this song and others by Isaac Watts to new music in their album, The Water and The Blood. Isaac Watts wrote this song in the 1700s.

Here’s a video of the song led by the writers of the new tune, followed by the text:

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Absent from flesh, O blissful thought;
What joy this moment brings;
Freed from the blame my sin has brought,
from pain and death and its sting.

Absent from flesh, O Glorious day!
in one triumphant stroke;
My reckoning paid, my charges dropped,
and the bonds ’round my hands are broke.

I go where God and glory shine,
to one eternal day;
This failing body I now resign,
for the angels point my way;
for the angels point my way.

Absent from flesh! then rise, my soul,
Where feet nor wings could climb,
beyond the sky, where planets roll,
and beyond all keep of time.

You can purchase this song from Amazon or from the Sojourn Bandcamp site.