So will I comfort you

O sorrowing mortal, why still despair

Author: Thomas P. Westendorf
Tune: [Oh, sorrowing mortal, why still despair]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. Oh, sorrowing mortal, why still despair,
The Father will gladly bestow
A tender compassion for all thy care,
A balm for thy every woe.

As one whom his mother comforteth,
So will I comfort you,
So will, so will,
So will I comfort you.

2. Thy tears He will change into jewels bright,
Thy sighs will be turned into song;
Where now there is darkness there shall be light,
The weak through His power be strong. [Refrain]

3. His mercy endureth while worlds decay,
His pity doth ever abide;
He’s tenderly calling for thee today,
From over the crystal tide. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6264

Author: Thomas P. Westendorf

b. 1848, Bowling Green, VA; d. 1923, Chicago, IL; composer Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sorrowing mortal, why still despair
Title: So will I comfort you
Author: Thomas P. Westendorf
Refrain First Line: As one whom his mother comforteth
Copyright: Public Domain



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