Scripture Verse

I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Revelation 22:16

Introduction

Words: Lu­cia B. Cook, 1921.

Music: In­di­an­a­po­lis Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cook (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

In every cloud of pain and loss
There is a silver lining;
Beyond the shadow of the cross
The Morning Star is shining.

Refrain

Upon my way from day to day,
With hope my path adorning,
I see afar the Morning Star,
The matchless Star of Morning.

We need the trials we must bear
Like gold that needs refining;
But, oh, there is no sorrow where
The Morning Star is shining!

Refrain

Temptations greet us day by day,
To sin our hearts inclining;
But still and bright upon our way
The Morning Star is shining.

Refrain

In yonder city, glad and free,
I’ll cease my sad repining;
How sweet to hope it is for me
The Morning Star is shining!

Refrain