John Ash (1725-1779)

Hymn Appendix #82.
John Ash was born in the year 1725 at Stockland, Dorset-shire, England. Little is known of him, but he became a Baptist minister and in collaboration with another Baptist clergyman named Caleb Evans published a hymn book at Bristol, England, with 412 hymns.
“Look not within for peace,
Within there’s naught to cheer;
Look up, and find release
From sin and self and fear.
If gloom thy soul enshroud,
If tears faith’s eye bedim,
If doubts around thee crowd,
Come, tell them all to Him.
Come, come, come.”