Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Robert Lowry
(1826–1899)

Words: Mrs. E. C. Ells­worth, in Wel­come Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry, W. How­ard Doane & Ira D. San­key (New York: Big­low & Main, 1877), page 33.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Tho’ the night be dark and dreary,
Tho’ the way be long and weary,
Morn shall bring thee light and cheer;
Child, look up, the dawn is near.

Refrain

There’ll be joy by and by,
There’ll be joy by and by;
In the dawning of the morning,
There’ll be joy by and by.

Tho’ thine eyes are sad with weeping,
Thro’ the night thy vigils keeping,
God shall wipe thy tears away,
Turn thy darkness into day.

Refrain

Tho’ thy spirit faints with fasting
Thro’ the hours so slowly wasting,
Morn shall bring a glorious feast,
Thou shalt sit an honored guest.

Refrain