The son of Consolation!

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1 The son of Consolation!
Of Levi's priestly line,
Filled with the Holy Spirit
And fervent faith divine,
With lowly self-oblation,
For Christ an offering meet,
He laid his earthly riches
At the Apostles' feet.

2 The son of Consolation!
Oh, name of soothing balm!
5It fell on sick and weary
Like breath of heaven's own calm!
And the blest son of comfort,
With fearless, loving hand,
The Gentiles' great Apostle
Led to the faithful band.

3 The son of Consolation!
Drawn near unto his Lord,
He won the martyr's glory,
And passed to his reward.
With him is faith now ended,
Forever lost in sight,
But love, made perfect, fills him
With praise, and joy, and light.

4 The son of Consolation!
Lord, hear our humble prayer,
That each of us Thy children
Such blessèd name may bear!
That we, sweet comfort shedding
O'er homes of pain and woe,
Midst sickness and in prisons,
May seek Thee here below.

5 The sons of Consolation!
Oh, what the bliss will be,
When Christ the King shall tell them
"Ye did it unto Me!"
The merciful and loving
The Lord of life shall own,
And as His priceless jewels
Shall set them round His throne.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Maud Coote

Coote, Maud, née Oswell. Mr. Ellerton's notes in Church Hymns, annotated ed., 1881, on this writer are:— 1. The strain of joy and gladness. (St. Andrew.) “By Miss Maude Oswell (now Mrs. Coote). Written for use in St. Andrew's Church, Frankton, Salop. Contributed to Church Hymns, 1871.” 2. The Son of Consolation. St. Barnabas. "Contributed to Church Hymns, 1871." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: The son of Consolation!
Author: Maud Coote (1871)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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