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.

Refrain