Thursday, August 22, 2013

disconsolate


dis·con·so·late
disˈkänsəlit
adjective
  1. 1.
    without consolation or comfort; unhappy.
    "he'd met the man's disconsolate widow"
    synonyms:sadunhappydolefulwoebegonedejecteddowncastdownhearted,despondentdispiritedcrestfallen, cast down, depresseddown,disappointed, disheartened, discourageddemoralizedlow-spirited,forlorn, in the doldrums, melancholymiserable, long-faced, glum,gloomy

painting by Brian Kershisnik
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 heaven 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 Heaven 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 heaven can remove. 

Thomas Moore (1816)

Last night I heard the slow steady strains from the violin play this hymn. I was reminded and moved to tender emotions.

"Earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal." This too has been my experience.


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