From Earth's Sorrow / Saintly Gerard Blessed Brother

This hymn about St Gerard Majella is sung in some places in Ireland and England, but so far no more information about it has been located.

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Examples

Recorded live in a church-service - organ with cantor and perhaps small choir:


Lyrics

From earth's sorrow, from life's tear-land,
High above the clouds we gaze,
Where enthroned in star-like glory,
Reigns today, the saint we praise.

Chorus:
Saintly Gerard, Blessed Brother,
Thou whose heart did burn with love divine,
Friend of Jesus, child of Mary,
Make, O make our sinful hearts like thine.

Humble Gerard, lowly workman,
Patron of the hearts that toil,
Bless this bleak earth's myriad toilers,
Lift their thoughts above earth's soil.

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From earth's sorrow, from life's tearland,
High above the clouds we gaze,
Where enthroned in starlike glory,
Reigns today the saint we praise.

Chorus:
Saintly Gerard, Blessed Brother,
Thou whose heart did burn with love divine,
Friend of Jesus, child of Mary,
Make, O make our sinful hearts like thine.

Humble Gerard, lowly workman,
Patron of the hearts that toil,
Bless this bleak earth's myriad toilers,
Lift their thoughts above earth's soil.

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