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
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

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

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)

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.

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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.

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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!

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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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