Scripture Verse

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


Words: Nel­lie M. M. Bil­horn, 1895. Ap­peared in Soul Win­ning Songs, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1898), num­ber 72. Some hym­nals give the ly­ri­cist as Mrs. P. P. Bil­horn (her mar­ried name).

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Nel­lie Bil­horn (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I am wait­ing for the morn­ing when the Lord will come;
I ex­pect Him ev­ery mo­ment to appear;
He will ga­ther home His bride, He a feast will then pro­vide;
He is com­ing, and the time is near.


In the morn­ing, in the morn­ing,
In the morn­ing when He comes, we shall see Him;
We will know each other there, in the home so bright and fair;
We shall in the glo­ry share, in the morn­ing.

In the morn­ing when we ga­ther by the crys­tal sea,
We shall sing the songs of Mos­es and the Lamb;
He will wipe our tears away, in the bright and hap­py day;
He is com­ing! bless His ho­ly name!


We will cast our crowns and tro­phies at His pierc­èd feet;
We shall bear the palms of vic­to­ry ev­er­more;
And with harps of bright­est gold, ev­er will His love be told;
We will sing up­on that hap­py shore.