Saturday, February 15, 2014

When Life Gets Tough and the Tough doesn't seem to get going...

There is a song in our hymnbook at church that is virtually unknown. The only reason I ever came across it is because a few years ago, a coworker (and friend) showed me a beautiful vocal arrangement that Rob Gardner had done of it. Gardner changed the melody completely, but the words are the same. Listening to this arrangement has brought me peace and hope when life has been hard. Below is a short video I made using Rob Gardner's arrangement and some photos that are meaningful to me. The song is called "Come Ye Disconsolate."

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish;
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts; here tell your anguish.
Earth has no sorrow that heav'n cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, Light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heav'n cannot cure."

Here see the Bread of Life; see waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heav'n can remove.

Text: Thomas Moore, 1779-1852. Verse three, Thomas Hastings, 1784-1872

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