So Will I Comfort Thee

So will I comfort thee

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [So will I comfort thee]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 So will I comfort thee,
Poor sorrowing child of care;
Thy heavy load of woe,
Upon my heart I bear.
I know thy pains, and griefs, and fears,
I hear thy sighs, and count thy tears:
So will I comfort, comfort thee.

2 So will I comfort thee,
Thro’ all life’s dreary way;
I’ll be thy constant guide,
I’ll keep thee night and day;
No foes, no perils need’st thou fear,
For I, thy God, am always near:
So will I comfort, comfort thee.

3 So will I comfort thee,
E’en I, the mighty God;
Unchanging is My love,
Unfailing is My word.
No mother’s love can equal Mine,
No arms so strong as arms Divine;
So will I comfort, comfort thee.

4 So will I comfort thee;
From every stormy blast,
I’ll hide thee with My wings,
“Till all life’s storms are past,”
Then bear thee to the heavenly shore,
Where sorrow’s tears shall fall no more,
So will I comfort, comfort thee.

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #232a

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

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First Line: So will I comfort thee
Title: So Will I Comfort Thee
Author: Mary D. James



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Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d111

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Gospel Praise Book. #232a

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Temperance Rallying Songs #71

The Gem of Gems #d126

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