Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish,
Come to the Mercy-seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, Light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure;
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot cure.

Here see the Bread of Life; see waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but Heaven can remove.

by Thomas Moore, 1779-1852; Stanza 1, 2
by Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872; Stanza 3

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2 thoughts on “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal

  1. Pingback: [ come ye disconsolate ] « petite artichoke

  2. Thanks for posting the words of Thomas Moore’s beautiful hymn. If you’d like to learn more about him and his song, I invite you to check out my daily blog on hymns, Wordwise Hymns, for today. In the blog I have a link to an absolutely spectacular version of the hymn sung by the Baylor University Choir. Wow! Beautiful! Hope it blesses you as it blessed me.

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