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Come Ye Disconsolate – Classic Christian A Cappella Hymns / Lyrics

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Beautiful traditional a Capella music

I. Stanza 1 tells us where our sorrows can be removed
“Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish; Come, at the mercy seat fervently [support us] /> Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”
A. The disconsolate are those who are dejected, cheerless, and needing comfort because of the troubles of this life: Job 14.1
B. They are encouraged to bring their troubles to the Lord. The original read “Come, at the shrine of God.” Moore himself revised it to read, “Come, at the throne of God.” Hastings changed it to “Come, at the mercy seat,” using as a symbol of our coming to God in prayer the mercy seat of the Old Testament which symbolized where God would meet His people: Exo. 35.17-22
C. Here, they may bring their wounded hearts and anguish to cast all their cares on Him: 1 Pet. 5.7

II. Stanza 2 tells us when our sorrows can be removed
“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.”
A. The Lord offers joy to those who are desolate if they come to Him: Phil. 4.4
B. However, the removal of sorrow demands repentance: 2 Cor. 7.10 (The original read, “Hope when all others die)
C. When people will repent, then the Comforter will provide hope, speaking through the apostles whom He inspired: Jn. 14.16-18 (The original read “Here speaks the Comforter in God’s name, saying”)

III. Stanza 3 tells us how our sorrows can be removed
“Come, ask the infidel what boon he brings us, What charm for aching hearts he can reveal;
Sweet is that heavenly promise hope sings us–Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”
A. This is the stanza by Moore that was dropped, but I happen to think that it makes a good point, although some might think that it could be considered “too offensive.” The fact is that sorrow cannot be removed by the infidel because he is a fool who says that there is no God: Ps. 14.1
B. The reason is that this world and all its wisdom have no charm for aching hearts: 1 Cor. 1.21
C. Rather, sorrow can be removed only by the sweet heavenly promises of God: 2 Pet. 1.3-4

IV. Stanza 4 (Hastings) tells us who can remove our sorrows
“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.”
A. It is Jesus Christ that offers us the bread of life: Jn. 6.32-33
B. It is through Jesus Christ that we can see the waters flowing from the throne of God: Rev. 22.1-2
C. It is Jesus Christ that enables us to participate in the feast of love, symbolizing the peace and plenty that God offers His people to comfort them in their sorrows, looking forward to the eternal marriage feast: Rev. 19.9

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Comment (13)

  1. Beautiful. The words are so, so rich,and the tune is beautifully written and sung in this rendition.

    There is a verse that was in the original hymn that is not in most books:
    Come, ask the infidel what boon he brings us,
    What charm for aching hearts he can reveal,
    Sweet is that heavenly promise Hope sings us—
    “Earth has no sorrow that God cannot heal.”

  2. @dcview91 You are quite welcome. I too share your sentiments regarding this hymn. I am a bit surprised at the relatively low number of views for this video, but perhaps the hymn is not as well known as I had thought. In any case, I am truly glad that you found it a blessing. May the peace of our Lord be with you.

  3. "Come to the feast of love"
    What a line. What a reality.

    "How precious is your steadfast love,O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights."(Ps 36:7-8)