Scripture Verse

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.@Psalm 30:5

Introduction

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Annie L. Pinfold
(ca. 1870–?)

Words: An­nie L. Pin­fold, in The Old Sto­ry in Song Num­ber Two, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Praise Pub­lish­ing, 1908), num­ber 99.

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Lyrics

Courage, mother, though your children stray
Far from paths of love and peace away.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last.

Refrain

Better days are dawning; joy will come at last
God will hear and answer, as in ages past.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last.

Cease not praying, sad, disheartened wife,
For the one that’s dearer far than life.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last.

Refrain

Weary sufferer, through long hours of pain,
By you stands the Comforter again.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last.

Refrain

All who falter ’neath a load of care,
Christ will aid, your heavy burdens share.
Work on, pray on, though the sky’s o’ercast;
Better days are dawning, and joy will come at last.

Refrain