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Joy Cometh in the Morning

Blessed words of comfort in a time of grief

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Blessed words of comfort in a time of grief]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blessed words of comfort in a time of grief,
“Joy will surely come when morning breaks,”
Strength and faith they carry, and a sweet relief,
Courage till the day awakes.

For clouds will lighten, the morning brighten,
And griefs but highten the bliss in store,
Like sunrise burning, like day returning,
To bring the joy that lives forevermore.

2 Dark may be the road on which our feet must tread,
Closed and sealed the door at which we wait,
Yet the light is ever shining overhead,
Angel hands unlock the gate. [Refrain]

3 From the blessed promise and its glory bright,
Ev’ry burdened heart new comfort takes,
Sorrow may endure throughout the weary night,
Joy will come when morning breaks. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #89

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed words of comfort in a time of grief
Title: Joy Cometh in the Morning
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For clouds will lighten, the morning brighten
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #89

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