Scripture Verse

Joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

Introduction

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, Life Mo­sa­ic 1879.

Music: Light af­ter Dark­ness Ira D. San­key Sac­red Songs and So­los (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Frances R. Havergal
(1836–1879)

Lyrics

Light after darkness, gain after loss,
Strength after weakness, crown after cross;
Sweet after bitter, hope after fears,
Home after wandering, praise after tears.

Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain,
Sight after mystery, peace after pain;
Joy after sorrow, calm after blast,
Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last.

Near after distant, gleam after gloom,
Love after loneliness, life after tomb;
After long agony, rapture of bliss,
Right was the pathway, leading to this.