God Shall Wipe Away All Tears

O what a mighty change Shall Jesus' sufferers know

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 34 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O what a mighty change
Shall Jesus' followers know,
When o'er the happy plains they range,
Incapable of woe!

2 There all our griefs are passed;
There all our sorrows end;
We gain a peaceful rest at last,
With Jesus Christ, our Friend.

3 No slightest touch of pain,
Nor sorrow's least alloy,
Can violate our rest, or stain
Our purity of joy.

4 In that eternal day,
No clouds nor tempests rise;
There gushing tears are wiped away
Forever from our eyes.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #987

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: O what a mighty change Shall Jesus' sufferers know
Title: God Shall Wipe Away All Tears
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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