Come, ye disconsolate, where’er you languish

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er you languish. Thomas Moore* (1779-1852) First published in Moore’s A Series of Sacred Songs, Duetts and Trios (1824), the second volume with this title (following that of 1816). It had three stanzas. The third was as follows:        Go ask the infidel what boon he brings us,       What charm for aching hearts he can reveal,        Sweet as that heavenly promise Hope sings us -      ‘Earth has no sorrow that God cannot heal’. Thomas Hastings* and Lowell Mason* printed the hymn with a different third stanza in their Spiritual Songs for Social Worship (Utica, 1832), and this has remained the customary text:        Here see the bread of life, see waters...

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