Weeping endures but for a night

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1 Weeping endures but for a night,
Joy cometh with the morning light;
Joy cometh of celestial birth,
Unsullied by the blight of earth.

2 Joy comes each faithful heart to thrill,
That fears of change no more will chill;
Transporting joy, that fills the soul
While everlasting ages roll.

3 Then, mourning pilgrim, upward gaze;
Beyond this dark and thorny maze
A joy for every tear is found,
A healing balm for every wound.

4 No sorrow there shall dim the eye,
No wintry winds or storms are nigh,
No sighs borne on the fragrant air;
But all shall in the glory share.

5 Awake, for lo, not distant far,
The rising of the Morning Star;
O watch to catch the new-born ray
That ushers in a cloudless day.

6 Hail! glorious morn, whose radiant light
Shall bid the darkness take its flight;
Shall chase the shades of gloom away,
And night be turned to endless day.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #692

Author: Annie Rebekah Smith

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First Line: Weeping endures but for a night
Author: Annie Rebekah Smith
Copyright: Public Domain



Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d.…

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