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Quotation by Johann G. Olearius
Comfort, comfort ye my people, speak ye peace, thus saith our God; comfort those who sit in darkness mourning 'neath their sorrows' load. Speak ye to Jerusalem of the peace that waits for them; tell her that her sins I cover, and her warfare now is over.
Johann G. Olearius (1611–1684), hymn-writer. Published in The Hymnal (1982). "Comfort, Comfort Ye My People," l. 1-4.
Trans. by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878).
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