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GUEST,Azizi Lyr Req: Joy Comes in the Morning (gospel song) (11) RE: Lyr Req: Joy Comes in the Morning (gospel song) 08 Dec 12


Greetings!

Here's a link to a post that I published on my cultural blog that features one sound file and four videos of African American renditions of "Weeping May Endure For The Night But Joy Comes In The Morning":

http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/12/weeping-may-endure-for-night-but-joy.html

I went on YouTube looking for this song and was inspired to publish that post on my pancocojams blog because the song that is featured in this thread isn't the one that I'm familiar with.

Here are the basic lyrics to the standard version of that Gospel song:

Chorus:
Weeping may endure for a night
But joy is gonna come in the morning.

{repeat several times}

First verse:
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I am found
was blind but now I see

Chorus:
Weeping may endure for a night
but joy comes in the morning

Verse #2
I came to Jesus just as I was
Weary worn and sad
I found in Him
a resting place
Ad He has made me glad.

Weeping may endure for a night
but joy comes in the morning

[repeat several times and elaborate]
-snip-
The line "weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning" are from the Old Testament (Psalm 30:5). The verse which begins "Amazing Grace" is from the religious song with that title. The verse which begins with "I came to Jesus" is from the religious song "I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say".

I believe that Rev. James Cleveland was the first person who combined that Bible verse with those verses from those religious songs.

That post includes a 1968 sound file of Rev. Cleveland & a choir, and also includes a rendition by a male choir that sings that song like a Dr. Watts hymn.

-Azizi Powell


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