A Glorious Morrow

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1 When we reach our peaceful dwelling
On the strong, eternal hills,
And our praise to Him is swelling,
Who the vast creation fills—
When the path of prayer, and duty.
And affliction, all are trod,
And we wake and see the beauty
Of our Savior and our God:

O ‘twill be a glorious morrow
To a dark and stormy day,
When we smile upon our sorrow,
And the storms have passed away.

2 With the light of resurrection,
When our changed bodies glow,
And we gain the full perfection
Of the bliss begun below—
When the life the flesh obscureth
In each radiant form shall shine,
And the joy that aye endureth
Flashes forth in beams divine. [Refrain]

3 Shall the memory be banished
Of His kindness and His care,
When the wants and woes are vanished.
Which He loved to soothe and share?
All the way by which He led us,
All the grieving which He bore,
All the patient love He taught us,
Shall we think of them no more? [Refrain]

4 We shall read the tender meaning
Of the sorrows and alarms,
As we trod the desert, leaning
On His everlasting arms;
And His rest will be the dearer
When we think of weary ways,
And His light will shine the clearer
As we muse on cloudy days. [Refrain]

Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #430

Author: W. P. Mackay

Mackay, William Paton, M.D., was born at Montrose, May 13, 1839, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. After following his medical profession for a time, he became minister of Prospect Street Presbyterian Church, Hull, in 1868, and died from an accident, at Portree, Aug. 22, 1885. Seventeen of his hymns are in W. Reid's Praise Book, 1872. Of these the best known is "We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love" (Praise to God), written 1863, recast 1867. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Author: Anne R. Cousin

Cousin, Anne Ross, née Cundell, is the only daughter of David Ross Cundell, M.D., Leith, and is the widow of the Rev. William Cousin, late Minister of the Free Church of Melrose. She has contributed many poems to various periodicals; 7 hymns to The Service of Praise, 1865, edited by the Rev. J. H. Wilson, of Edinburgh; and 1 to the Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship, 1866, the Hymnal of the English Presbyterian Church. Four of her hymns are included in the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal, 1876. Her most popular hymn, "The sands of time are sinking," was first published in The Christian Treasury for 1857, and gives its title to the collected edition of her poems published in 1876, as Immanuel’s Land and other Pieces by A. R. C. This is a co… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we reach our peaceful dwelling
Title: A Glorious Morrow
Author: Anne R. Cousin
Author: W. P. Mackay
Refrain First Line: O, 'twill be a glorious morrow
Publication Date: 1878
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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