Scripture Verse

As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you. Isaiah 66:13

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Tho­mas P. West­en­dorf, in The Great Awak­en­ing, by Sam P. Jones (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1886), num­ber 21 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Oh, sorrowing mortal, why still despair,
The Father will gladly bestow
A tender compassion for all thy care,
A balm for thy every woe.

Refrain

As one whom his mother comforteth,
So will I comfort you,
So will, so will,
So will I comfort you.

Thy tears He will change into jewels bright,
Thy sighs will be turned into song;
Where now there is darkness there shall be light,
The weak through His power be strong.

Refrain

His mercy endureth while worlds decay,
His pity doth ever abide;
He’s tenderly calling for thee today,
From over the crystal tide.

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