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

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

Home Songster main V01 V02 V03 V04 V05 V06 V07 V08 V09 V10 V11 V12 V13 V14 V15 V16 V17 V18 V19 V20 V21 V22 V23 V24 V25 V26 V27 V28 V29 V30 V31 V32 V33 V34 V35 V36 V37 V38 V39 V40 V41 V42 V43 V44 V45 V46 V47 V48 V49 V50 V51 V52 V53 V54 V55 V56 V57 V58 V59 V60 V61 Support Search

Share page  Visit Us On FB

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
Download music lyrics PDF file For Printing with (no ads)
Download music lyrics in RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download music lyrics as PNG Graphic file For inclusion in DTP etc.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III