Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Mat­tie D. Britts, in On­ward and Up­ward No. 2, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Gif­fe & Eph­ra­im T. Hil­de­brand (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic, 1900), num­ber 153.

Music: Lou­is D. Eich­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Duet

O weary pilgrim, thro’ life’s day,
Are shadows gath’ring o’er thee?
Have care and pain beset the way
That stretches on before thee?
Then trust in God, look up and smile
Thro’ blinding tears of sorrow:
The clouds can darken but awhile,
The sun will shine tomorrow.

Refrain (Quartet)

The sun will shine, the sun will shine,
The sun will shine tomorrow.

The clouds can darken but awhile,
The sun will shine tomorrow.

Our lives must hold some rainy days,
Some storms must break above us,
But ’tis our Father guides our ways,
He’ll never fail to love us.
So bravely, brightly keep thy way,
And do not yield to sorrow,
For tho’ the clouds hang thick today,
The sun will shine tomorrow.

Refrain

This world is quite a happy place,
In rain or pleasant weather,
If people only try to live
In harmony together.
Oh, let us trust, midst good and ill,
And joy from trouble borrow:
A loving Father watches still,
The sun will shine tomorrow.

Refrain