God Will Wipe Away All Tears - Sexton

This hymn was dedicated originally to victims of Covid 19, their families and friends. It is subtitled "A Song of Comfort in Troubled Times" and it is especially suitable for funeral ceremonies, and services offering reassurance. The lyrics use text from Revelations 21/22, John 14, Ecclesiastes 3 and Psalms 84 and 23.

It was written by Irish Roman Catholic composer and liturgical musician, Bernard Sexton.

The hymn was first published by Sexton, through SMP Press in 2020, with the leadsheet and an MP3 track available for free download from his website (links below).

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Sexton. This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of D, the first few notes of the melody are F F F A E E E_ D D F A B_ with accompanying chords D D7 / Em7 A / D / G.


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Examples

Virtual choir performance with light band accompaniment (original release):


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
God will wipe away all tears
God will bring you home
To the place he has prepared for you
You shall never be alone.
Storms may gather, evening fall
Daylight turn to shade
And when you earthly work is done
Do not fear, be not afraid.

1  There’s a time for everything, a time to be born ...

2  Lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord God of hosts ...

3  God will wipe away all tears and death shall be no more,

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Chorus:
God will wipe away all tears
God will bring you home
To the place he has prepared for you
You shall never be alone.
Storms may gather, evening fall
Daylight turn to shade
And when you earthly work is done
Do not fear, be not afraid.

1  There’s a time for everything
A time to be born
There’s a time to dance, to laugh
A time to weep, a time to mourn
Every plant that fades and dies
Is part of the Lord’s plan
When we die, we live anew
In God we are reborn.

2  Lovely is your dwelling place
O Lord God of hosts
How my soul clings to you
Close to the living God.
Like the sparrow finds a home
The swallow finds a nest
So I’ll find a place with God
With him I shall be blessed.

3  God will wipe away all tears
And death shall be no more
Alpha and Omega
Beginning and the end.
Though we walk in death’s dark vale
No evil shall we fear
God is there, our Shepherd, Lord
Our Comforter is here.

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