1 Now let our drooping hearts revive,
And let our tears be dry:
Why should those eyes be drown'd in grief,
Which view a Saviour nigh?
2 Though earthly shepherds dwell in dust,
The aged and the young;
The watchful eye in darkness clos'd,
And mute th’instructive tongue:
3 Th'Eternal Shepherd still survives,
New comfort to impart;
His hand still guides us, and his voice
Still animates our heart.
4 The pow'rs of nature, Lord! are thine,
And thine the aids of grace;
Thine arm has borne thy churches up,
Through ev'ry rising race.
5 Exert thy sacred influence here;
Thy mourning servants bless;
O change to strains of cheerful praise
Their accents of distress.
Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #578
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4635||Now Let Our Mourning Hearts Revive||Now let our mourning hearts revive||MEAR||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||CM||<cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures. By the Late Reverend Philip Doddridge, D. D.</cite>, published posthumously by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|