1. 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.

2. 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.”

3. 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.

This song has beautiful words that really describe how I’m sure we all feel. To better understand the message of the song, I’ll define some of the words. Disconsolate: so unhappy that nothing will comfort; cheerless; inconsolable. Another definition that comes to my mind when I read that is hopeless, which is how the world would be without Christ and His endless life. Languish is to lose vigor or vitality; become weak or to live under distressing conditions; to continue in a state of suffering. I can hear Christ’s eternal call for us to come unto him. Come ye inconsolable, wherever you suffer for earth has no sorrow that your Savior cannot heal!

Let’s look at verse two. Desolate is one left alone or solitary, forsaken or abandoned. People will come and go but Christ and our Father in Heaven will nvr forsake us! They continually have their arms outstretched to us, waiting for our return, which is done through penitence. Penitent is to repent; feel sorry or shame for having done wrong and willing to atone. Having such an attitude will qualify us for the grace and mercy of our Lord and Redeemer. Because of His selfless act and His resurrection, we have hope of comfort, peace, joy, knowing we’ll never be forsaken as long as we do our part in inviting Him in and following His example. We can remember that earth truly has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal!

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