Tho Only Solace in Sorrow

O thou who driest the mourner's tear

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 204 hymnals

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1 O thou who driest the mourner's tear!
How dark this world would be
If, when deceived and wounded here,
We could not fly to thee!

2 O, who would bear life's stormy doom,
Did not thy wing of love
Come, brightly wafting through the gloom
Our peace-branch from above?

3 Each sorrow, touched by thee, grows bright
With more than rapture's ray,
As darkness shows us worlds of light
We never saw by day.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #705

Author: Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore United Kingdom 1779-1852. Born at Dublin, Ireland, the son of a grocer, he showed an early interest in music and acting. He was educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin. He read at the Middle Temple for the Bar. Moore did not profess religious piety. His translations of ‘Anacreon’ (celebrating wine, women, and song) were published in 1800, with a dedication to the Prince of Wales. He also wrote a comic opera, “the gypsy prince”, staged that year. In 1801 he published a collection of his own verse, “Poetical works of the late Thomas Little Esq”. A Catholic patriot, he defended the Church of Ireland, especially in later politics. In 1803 he held a post under the Government in Bermuda as regis… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou who driest the mourner's tear
Title: Tho Only Solace in Sorrow
Author: Thomas Moore
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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