"Come, Ye Disconsolate"
by Thomas Moore, 1779-1852; Stanza 1, 2
by Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872; Stanza 3
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.374
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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Hymn #531 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Heb. 4:16
Author: Thomas Moore, 1816, alt.; St. 1, 2
Author: Thomas Hastings, 1832; St. 3
Composer: Samuel Webbe, 1792
Tune: "Alma Redemptoris mater"
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