Scripture Verse

Joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Hymns of Grace and Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Jo­shua Gill, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Cleve­land, Ohio & Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ev­an­ge­li­cal Pub­lish­ing House, 1901), num­ber 134.

Music: C. Aus­tin Miles (🔊 pdf nwc).

C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)


O’er the sil­ver wa­ters of a pear­ly stream,
Just be­fore the dawn­ing of the day;
Angel guards des­cend­ing in a hap­py dream,
Bear us to the sum­mer land away.


Lo, a shin­ing band, wait­ing on the strand,
Greet us with a sweet and tune­ful lay;
Gentle words of cheer in that dream we hear,
Just be­fore the dawn­ing of the day.

O the bliss en­chant­ing! O the vi­sions there!
Bursting like a flood of gold­en light;
Not a wave of sor­row, not a throb of care,
In that hap­py, hap­py dream so bright.


Dreaming still we wan­der while our lift­ed eyes
View a world of love and joy un­told,
Dreaming still we list­en to the songs that rise
From the hearts that ne­ver more grow old.


Now from sleep awak­ing, see the morn­ing beams
Chasing all the clouds of night away;
Yet the harp of me­mo­ry brings the hap­py dream
Just before the dawn­ing of the day.