He tenderly binds up the broken in heart,
     The soul bowed down he will raise;

He tenderly binds up the broken in heart,
     The soul bowed down he will raise;
For mourning the ointment of joy will impart,
     For heaviness garments of praise.

Ah, come then and sing to the praise of our God
     Who giveth and taketh away;
Who first by his kindness, and then by his rod,
     Would teach us poor sinners to pray.

For in the assembly of Jesus’ first-born,
     Who anthems of gratitude raise;
Each heart has by great tribulation been torn,
     Each voice turned from wailing to praise.

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