Scripture Verse

Joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5


Words: Har­old B. Ad­ams, in The Morn­ing Light! by So­lo­mon W. Straub (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Sons Mu­sic, 1880), num­ber 6.

Music: Mount Ro­rai­ma Har­old B. Ad­ams, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Traveler on the road of sin and sor­row,
Baffled by the storms, and in des­pair,
Fear not, for the dawn will come to­mor­row,
When will flee all tri­als, toil and care.


Look be­yond! the clouds are part­ing slow­ly;
Look be­yond! to pear­ly gates so fair;
Look be­yond! where rest the meek and low­ly;
Look be­yond! the crowns and palms are there.

There are tri­als that we must en­count­er,
Overcome we must our stub­born wills;
Fly to Je­sus, then, the liv­ing wa­ter—
He can wash and cleanse us from all ills.


Look be­yond, there’s rest just ov­er yon­der;
Soon we’ll leave this earth­ly house of clay;
If we’re rea­dy, free­ly death may sun­der.
Bright will dawn the light of per­fect day.