Scripture Verse

The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces. Isaiah 25:8


Meta Heusser-Schweizer

Words: Me­ta Heuss­er-Schweize­r, 1837 (Herz, du hast viel ge­wein­et). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Jane L. Borth­wick, Hymns from the Land of Lu­ther, fourth ser­ies, 1862.

Music: Vul­pi­us Mel­chi­or Vul­pi­us, Ein Schön Geistl­ich Ge­sang­buch (Je­na, Ger­ma­ny: 1609) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Vul­pi­us (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Long hast thou wept and sorrowed,
Poor mourner, dry thy tears;
Behold, with light and comfort,
The Lord Himself appears.

Trust in My mercy ever,
My people!
saith the Lord.
Hold fast, in deepest sorrow,
That soul sustaining Word.

Then rest, sad heart, in patience,
With this petition still,
Lord, all these vacant places
With Thine own fullness fill!