The Feast of Love

Child of sorrow, child of care, would thou learn thy griefs to bear

Author: Thomas Hastings
Tune: [Child of sorrow, child of care]
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Child of sorrow, child of care,
Wouldst thou learn thy griefs to bear,
And escape from ev'ry snare,
Trust in God alone!
Human strength is weak and vain,
Let not sin its pow'r regain;
Human ask, and help obtain
From thy Father's throne.

2 Know'st thou not this vale of tears,
Gloomy doubts, distracting fears?
Painful months and sorrowing years?
To the Saviour fly!
He that drank the bitter cup,
Bids thee in his mercy hope;
Let thy prayer be lifted up,
To the throne on high.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #59

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Child of sorrow, child of care, would thou learn thy griefs to bear
Title: The Feast of Love
Author: Thomas Hastings
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll be there, we'll be there
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

Banner Hymns (1st ed) #d23

Banner of Love #d9

Banner of Love No. 1 for the Sunday School #d5

Banner of Love Nos. 1, 2 & 3 #d15

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Church Melodies #796

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Good Tidings #B44

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Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #223

Heavenly Tidings #d13

New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d7

Sacred Melodies #d24

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Selah #215a

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Tears and Triumphs No. 3 #179

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The Baptist Hymn Book #705

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The Minstrel of Zion #59

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The New York Choralist #228

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The New York Choralist #232b

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Victorious Songs #83

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