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Hymn: O thou who dri'st the mourner's tear (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O thou who dri'st the mourner's tear

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>




Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 406, click to see hymnal pages


O THOU who dri'st the mourner's tear,

How dark this world would be,

If, when deceiv'd and wounded here,

We could not fly to thee!

The friends, who in our sunshine live,

When winter comes are flown;

And he who has but tears to give,

Must weep those tears alone.

But thou wilt heal the broken heart,

Which, like the plants that throw

Their fragrance from the wounded part,

Breathes sweetness out of woe.

When joy no longer soothes or cheers,

And e'en the hope that threw

A moment's sparkle o'er our tears,

Is dimm'd and vanish'd too,-

O who could bear life's stormy doom,

Did not thy wing of love

Come, brightly wafting through the gloom

Our peace-branch, from above!

Then sorrow, touch'd by thee, grows bright,

With more than rapture's ray;

As darkness shows us worlds of light,

We never saw by day.