Though the night be dark and dreary, Though the way be long and weary (Ellsworth)

Though the night be dark and dreary, Though the way be long and weary (Ellsworth)

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Though the night be dark and dreary]
Published in 22 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 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.

Chorus:
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

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

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

Source: Songs of Free Grace #78

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the night be dark and dreary, Though the way be long and weary (Ellsworth)
Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: There'll be joy by and by

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