Scripture Verse

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted. Isaiah 49:13

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of the Cen­tu­ry‎, ed­it­ed by George D. El­der­kin, John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: George D. El­der­kin, 1900).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

They shall be com­fort­ed, sor­row­ing heart;
Soon ev­ery cloud will for­ev­er de­part;
Joy, won­drous joy, in that beau­ti­ful day,
When God shall wipe ev­ery teardrop away,
When God shall wipe ev­ery teardrop away.

Refrain

Never a sor­row, ne­ver a fear,
Never a sha­dow, ne­ver a tear;
They shall be com­fort­ed in that sweet day,
When God shall wipe ev­ery tear­drop away.

They shall be com­fort­ed, Je­sus says so;
True and eter­nal His pro­mise, we know;
Gentle His smile, and how ten­der His voice,
Bidding His child­ren in Him to re­joice,
Bidding His child­ren in Him to re­joice.

Refrain

They shall be com­fort­ed, yea, even here;
Blessèd the mourn­er whom Je­sus shall cheer;
Sunbeams of glo­ry thro’ times fleet­ing show­ers,
Heaven around us—this Sav­ior is ours!
Heaven around us—this Sav­ior is ours!

Refrain

They shall be com­fort­ed, rise, then, and shine;
Shine in the beau­ty of love so di­vine;
Let oth­ers find where the still wa­ters flow,
They may be com­fort­ed, Je­sus says so;
They may be com­fort­ed, Je­sus says so.

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