O let him whose sorrow (Friedrich Filitz)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-10)  CPDL #69164:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-05-10).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The English Hymnal (1933).

General Information

Title: O let him whose sorrow
Composer: Friedrich Filitz
Tune: Clewer
Lyricist: Heinrich Siegmund Oswaldcreate page

Translation by Frances Elizabeth Cox

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 65. 65

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
Description: A descant to the hymn can be found here.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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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 be 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, gracious Saviour
In the realms above
Crown with us thy favour,
Fill us with thy love.