Joy Shall Come in the Morning

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a cappella SATB - words and music by Mary Alice Amidon - arr. Peter Amidon

In Amidons' book "Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir". Sung here by the Starry Mountain Singers. Shortly after the Virginia Tech shooting, Mary Alice Amidon saw on TV an area pastor who was to lead his church service the next day.  He was asked what he could possibily preach about after such a tragic event, and he replied "Joy shall come in the morning".  Mary Alice was also preparing to lead the service at her Guilford (VT) Community Church, and when she looked up the verses from that week's lectionary she was amazed to fined Psalm 30: "Weeping may tarry for the night-time, but joy shall come in the morning." That was her inspiration to write this song for that Guilford service.

LYRICS

Joy Shall Come in the Morning
by Mary Alice Amidon

Joy shall come in the morning.
Joy shall come in the morning soon
Joy shall come in the morning Joy shall come to you.
Out of darkness we have light, comes the day from the night.
Joy shall come in the morning Joy shall come to you.

Peace shall come in the morning.
Peace shall come in the morning soon.
Peace shall come in the morning  Peace shall come to you.
Brothers all in charity. Sisters all in unity
Peace shall come in the morning Peace shall come to you.

Love shall come in the morning.
Love shall come in the morning soon
Love shall come in the morning Love shall come to you.
Comfort us that we might live knowing love that we might give.
Love shall come in the morning. Love shall come to you.

Hope shall come in the morning
Hope shall come in the morning soon
Hope shall come in the morn ing Hope shall come to you.
Take this pain from the night.
Open your heart with wings take flight.
Hope shall come in the morning. Hope shall come to you.

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