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They shall be comforted, sorrowing heart

They shall be comforted, sorrowing heart

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [They shall be comforted; sorrowing heart]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 They shall be comforted, sorrowing heart;
Soon every cloud will forever depart;
Joy, wondrous joy, in that beautiful day,
When God shall wipe every teardrop away,
When God shall wipe every teardrop away.

Refrain:
Never a sorrow, never a fear,
Never a shadow, never a tear;
They shall be comforted in that sweet day,
When God shall wipe every teardrop away.

2 They shall be comforted, Jesus says so;
True and eternal His promise, we know;
Gentle His smile, and how tender His voice,
Bidding His children in Him to rejoice,
Bidding His children in Him to rejoice. [Refrain]

3 They shall be comforted, yea, even here;
Blessèd the mourner whom Jesus shall cheer;
Sunbeams of glory thro’ times fleeting showers,
Heaven around us—this Savior is ours!
Heaven around us—this Savior is ours! [Refrain]

4 They shall be comforted, rise, then, and shine;
Shine in the beauty of love so divine;
Let others find where the "still waters" flow,
They may be comforted, Jesus says so;
They may be comforted, Jesus says so. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11707

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They shall be comforted, sorrowing heart
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Never a sorrow, never a fear

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The Cyber Hymnal #11707

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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