Scripture Verse

God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Revelation 7:17


William C. Bryant (1794–1878)

Words: Will­iam C. Bry­ant, in Beard’s Col­lect­ion, 1837.

Music: St. Bar­ba­ra Pe­ter C. Lut­kin (1858–1931) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten,

Peter C. Lutkin (1858–1931)


Deem not that they are blest alone
Whose days a peace­ful te­nor keep;
Th’anoint­ed Son of God makes known
A bless­ing for the eyes that weep.

The light of smiles shall fill again
The lids that ov­er­flow with tears;
And wea­ry hours of woe and pain
Are pro­mis­es of hap­pi­er years.

There is a day of sun­ny rest
For ev­ery dark and trou­bled night;
And grief shall bide an ev­en­ing guest,
But joy shall come with ear­ly light.

Nor let the good man’s trust de­part,
Though life its com­mon gifts de­ny,
Though with a pierced and brok­en heart,
And spurned of men, he goes to die.

For God has marked each sor­row­ing day,
And num­bered ev­ery sec­ret tear;
And Heav’n’s long age of bliss shall pay
For all His child­ren suf­fer here.