Scripture Verse

God shall wipe away all tears. Revelation 21:4

Introduction

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Thomas Raffles
1788–1863

Words: Tho­mas Raf­fles, in Church Psal­mo­dy, ed­it­ed by Low­ell Ma­son & Da­vid Greene (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Perk­ins & Mar­vin, 1831), num­ber 409.

Music: Or­ange Sab­bath Hymn and Tune Book, ed­it­ed by Low­ell Ma­son, Ed­wards A. Park & Aus­tin Phelps (New York: Ma­son Bro­thers, 1859), page 279 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Where is my Sav­ior now,
Whose smiles I once pos­sessed?
Till He re­turn, I bow,
By hea­vi­est grief op­pressed:
My days of hap­pi­ness are gone,
And I am left to weep alone.

Where can the mourn­er go?
And tell his tale of grief?
Ah, who can soothe his woe,
And give him sweet re­lief?
Earth can­not heal the wound­ed breast,
Or give the trou­bled sin­ner rest.

Jesus, Thy smiles im­part;
My dear­est Lord, re­turn,
And ease my wound­ed heart,
And bid me cease to mourn;
Then shall this night of sor­row flee,
And peace and Heav’n be found in Thee.