Scripture Verse

Joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5


Words & Mu­sic: S. J. Gra­ham, in Christ in Song, by Frank­lin E. Bel­den (Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan: Review & Her­ald, 1900), num­ber 683 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Gra­ham’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The golden morning is fast approaching;
Jesus soon will come
To take His faithful and happy children
To their promised home.


O, we see the gleams of the golden morning
Piercing through this night of gloom!
O, we see the gleams of the golden morning
That will burst the tomb.

The Gos­pel summons will soon be carried
To the nations round;
The Bridegroom then will cease to tarry
And the trumpet sound.


Attended by all the shining angels,
Down the flaming sky
The Judge will come, and will take His people
Where they will not die.


There those loved ones who have long been parted
Will all meet that day;
The tears of those who are brokenhearted
Will be wiped away.