O Let Him, Whose Sorrow

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):

O let him, whose sorrow
No relief can find,
Trust in God, and borrow
Ease for heart and mind.

Where the mourner weeping
Sheds the secret tear,
God His watch is keeping
Though none else is near.

God will never leave thee,
All thy wants He knows,
Feels the pains that grieve thee,
Sees thy cares and woes.

Raise thine eyes to Heaven
When thy spirits quail,
When, by tempests driven,
Heart and courage fail.

When in grief we languish,
He will dry the tear,
Who His children’s anguish
Soothes with succour near.

All our woe and sadness,
In this world below,
Balance not the gladness
We in Heaven shall know.

Jesu, Holy Saviour,
In the Realms above
Crown us with Thy Favour,
Fill us with Thy Love. Amen.

Words: Heinrich Siegmund Oswald, 1793; tr. Frances Elizabeth Cox, 1841 (alt).
Tune:Clewer Friedrich Filitz, 1847.

Here is the original German text of this hymn:

Wem in Leidenstagen
Aller Trost steht fern,
Der vertrau sein Klagen
Seinem Gott und Herrn.

Er blickt in die Kammer,
Wo der Dulder weint,
Wenn in seinem Jammer
Er verlassen scheint.

Gott bleibt nicht verborgen
Was dich trübt und quält,
Er kennt deine Sorgen
Und weiss was dir fehlt.

Richte deine Blicke
Nach Ihm himmelwärts,
Wenn in Missgeschicke
Zagend ist dein Herz.

Auch dir wird Er lindern
Dein verborgnes Leid,
Der stets seinen Kindern
Helfend ist bereit.

Alle deine Leiden
Sind des Trosts nicht werth,
Nicht der süssen Freuden
Die dein Herz erfährt,

Wenn Er mit Erbarmen
An Sein Herz dich drückt,
Und in Seinen Armen
Für dein Leid erquickt. Amen.


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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