American Old Time Song Lyrics: 25 The Darkest Hours Are Just Before The Dawn

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 25

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Copyright, 1888, by C. T. Duvall
Words and Music by C T. Duvall

Life sometimes to all of us brings trouble,
Skies cannot remain forever fair;
Happiness will often prove a bubble
Glowing bright, then bursting in the air.
When misfortune gloom is hanging o'er you,
Ne'er a ray of hope to light you on;
Keep the golden proverb then before you:
"The darkest hours are just before the dawn."

Give away to melancholy never,
Soon the dismal shadows will be gone;
Let this cheering thought support you ever:
"The darkest hours are just before the dawn."

Cares may make our pathway dark and dreary,
Poverty may come with chilling blight;
And the day's long hours, once so cheery,
All be filled with shadows of the night.
Still amid the depths of your affliction,
When despair is near, a specter wan,
Heed the proverb's comforting prediction:
"The darkest hours are just before the dawn. " -Chor.

Cheerful heart will make the burdens lighter,
Murmuring at fate brings no relief;
Hope should, like a beacon, glow the brighter,
As the darker grows the gloom of grief.
Strive to be contented with your station, .
Better days will come to you anon;
Ne'er forget the proverb's declaration:
"The darkest hours are just before the dawn." -Chor
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