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Posted:  30 Jan 2011 22:46
Hello,

I am trying to find a hymn ... here is what I remember:

But then comes the morning
Yesterday's sorrow's behind
Wake it's the day of your longing
Life returns, Mercy Comes, It's Morning

Thank you,

Julie
Posted:  02 Feb 2011 18:03
I too have been looking for the hymn.  In 1978 my husband died and this was played at the funeral Mass.  Recently my Mother died and I was looking to see if I could find it.  I'm not having any luck either.  I will look at home and see if I can find it in any of my old papers from that time. If I do, I will be sure to send it to you.

Jane
Posted:  11 Feb 2011 06:30
Isn't it amazing how we can still remember that one verse from so many years ago?  That's the only verse I remember from that song verbatim, and it's given me cheer throughout the years whenever I've had a down moment.

If this will help you in any way, it was a song primarily sung in the Catholic Church in the 70's.


(Jane, my condolences)
Posted:  24 Feb 2011 23:11
Amazing!.  I too remember that verse...and only that one verse...from church a long time ago (somewhere around first grade which would be 1976) and I too have been searching off and on for the name of the song and any additional lyrics.  I'm amazed how other people are going through the same thing.  My mom and dad were in the church chior and I went through their old music book and notes, but no luck.  From time to time I'll try searching on the internet but usually with no luck there either.  Today was the first time I came across this string of posts.

By the way, I've also been looking for lyrics to a song (also from church a long time ago) that has the line "Lord, teach us to pray" and the next line has something about a long and cold December (if I am recalling correctly).  It had a very soft and catchy melody.  Does anyone have any ideas?
Posted:  25 Feb 2011 14:21
Thank you, everyone.  Looks like we were all listening to it at about the same time, late 70's.  Hopefully someone will remember a little bit more than the one verse ... it is such a beautiful song, it was one of my favorites as a child.  I know the lyrics would mean more to me now.
Posted:  02 Mar 2011 01:41
life returns mercy comes it morning...

look at him nailed to the cross...

Something like that.  I was 8 in 1976 and still remember this song..

Vinnie
Posted:  02 Mar 2011 01:51
forgive lord forgive, it was night when we did what we did, but then comes...

remembered some more

Vinnie
Posted:  05 Mar 2011 07:19
Withered and whothered we wail, confined to a home for the aile.... But then comes the morning, yesterday's sorrow's behind, stop, it's the day of your dawning ......it's morning.     (I too have been searching for the title and music/lyrics to this hymn)
Posted:  10 Mar 2011 14:43
I was actually searching for some piano music to this song when I ran across  the request for lyrics. I am glad to know  that my 2 file cabinets of music have paid off !  The lyrics still are very moving...

Blessings to all!
Andrée


But then comes the Morning

Look at him stripped on the hill
running the streets poorly clad
robots have taken his job
his hands are outstreetched for the nails (refrain)

refrain:
Forgive Lord, forgive. It was night when we did what we did....
But then comes the morning yesterdays sorrows behind
wake it's the day of your longing. life returns, mercy comes, it's morning.

Look at him nailed to the cross.
Nailed by our lack of concern
Locked and forgotten in jail
Confined to a home for the aged. (refrain)

Look at him die on the cross
witness man's cruelty to man
cut down like weeds in our wars
stabbed on the streets where we live. (refrain)

The night watch is set at the tomb.
He's buried not dead but alive
as long as you did if to these
you also have done it to me (refrain)
Posted:  21 Mar 2011 05:54
Do you have the name of the song? I remember the refrain as:

Forgive Lord, forgive. It was night when we did what we did what we did
But then comes the morning yesterday sorrows behind, wake it's the dawn of a new day, life begins, never ends, its morning.
Posted:  31 Mar 2011 04:25
Does anyone know who wrote this???
Posted:  12 Apr 2011 00:45
Here is the song....


But then comes the Morning
Yesterday sorrows behind
wake it's the day of your longing. life returns, mercy comes, it's morning.
Look at him stripped on the hill
running the streets poorly clad
robots have taken his job
his hands are outstreetched for the nails (refrain)

refrain:
Forgive Lord, forgive. It was night when we did what we did....
But then comes the morning yesterdays sorrows behind
wake it's the day of your longing. life returns, mercy comes, it's morning.

Look at him nailed to the cross.
Nailed by our lack of concern
Locked and forgotten in jail
Confined to a home for the aged. (refrain)

Look at him die on the cross
witness man's cruelty to man
cut down like weeds in our wars
stabbed on the streets where we live. (refrain)

The night watch is set at the tomb.
He's buried not dead but alive
as long as you did if to these
you also have done it to me (refrain)
Posted:  21 Apr 2011 02:07
Thank you so much.  Today is the 33rd anniversary of my husband's death and  I was again thinking of the song.  I am so glad to finally have the words, it is a wonderful song,  and, it is Easter!
Posted:  22 Apr 2011 22:07
Thank you!  I've been looking for this song for years!  I learned it in 8th grade, in 1971.  It has  haunted me since then...Does anyone know who wrote it or sang it?
Posted:  25 Apr 2011 12:26
Thank you so much!  I just checked back not quite expecting that anyone would find the lyrics but lo and behold.  Bless you!
Posted:  16 May 2011 04:02
I also have been searching for the complete lyrics on the internet for some time....this is the first time my internet search came up with any worthwhile responses.  The song resonated with me in as we sang it in school in  maybe 1977 or 79. It was not attached to any specific event for me, but the lyrics and the melody have "haunted" me for years. I pick up a hymnal in every church I attend (did it today) to one day see it again, but have never seen any glimpse.....glad to see the others were similarily affected and have teamed to put this together. Thank you.
Posted:  17 May 2011 15:54
I realize this is a long shot BUT--does anyone happen to have the sheet music to this hymn??
Posted:  21 Aug 2011 07:53
Here's some more info. It appears the song is by Jack Miffleton, from his ablum "With Skins And Steel" (Heres the link to the album info: http://www.discogs.com/Jack-Miffleton-With-Sk ...

You can hear a sample of the song on a podcast at: http://www.kencanedo.com/Podcasts.html in CHAPTER FIVE. You can listen on the site or download the podcast to your computer. The song description and sample begin at 17:15

It was a lot more moving when I heard it at St. Raphael Catholic Church in the 1970's. I hope to find additional versions soon.
Posted:  25 Mar 2012 19:29
Does anyone have the chords to this song by Jack Miffleton,But then comes the morning"? I used to do this song years ago with my folk group. I love it and want to play it again for Maundy thursday.
Posted:  06 Apr 2012 13:32
WOW! That song haunted me (in a GOOD way) for many years after I grew up. I remember singing it in church when I was about 9 or 10 yrs old in the mid to late 1970's. I LOVED that song! Thank you all so much for posting the actual words. As you can imagine, I ended up making some of it up just to be able to sing the melody! lol
Posted:  08 Apr 2012 02:01
Lord, teach us to pray
It's been a long and cold December kind of day
With our hearts and hands all busy
In our private little wars
We stand and watch each other now
From separate shores
You lead the way
Trach us to pray
Posted:  24 Apr 2012 05:56   Last Edited By: steveliu
Looks like this book would have the music.

http://www.amazon.com/Selections-From-Young-P ...
Posted:  10 May 2012 12:43
What are the rest of the words from the above song.   Something like, we still get so distracted by the color of ones skin, .....I too have been hunting for the song, I grew up in the 70's and I still sing it today.
Posted:  30 Oct 2012 20:21
Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lyrics & Music


by

Joseph Wise


Refrain:

Lord, teach us to pray,

It's been a long and cold December kind of day,

with our hearts and hands all busy in our private little wars.

We stand and watch each other now from separate shores;

we lose the way.





I need to know today the way things should be in my head;

I need to know for once now the things that should be said.

I've got to learn to walk around as if I were not dead;

I've got to find a way to learn to live.


(Refrain)





I still get so distracted by the color of my skin;

I still get so upset now when I find that I don't win.

I meet so many strangers; I'm so slow to take them in

I've got to find a way to really live.


(Refrain)





I stand so safe and sterile as I watch someone fall flat;

I'm silent with a person who'd like to know just where I'm at.

With the aged and the lonely I can barely tip my hat;

I need to see the sin in "I don't care."


(Refrain)





I stand so smug and sure before the people I've out-guessed;

to let them all be who they are I still see as a test.

And when it all comes down to "must," I'm sure my way is best.

I've got to find what "room" means in my heart.


(Refrain)





I walk and fall, myself alone, can't tolerate a guide.

And when the camps split up I'm sure to put you on my side

and dare someone to challenge me and swear I will not hide.

I've got to find a better way to live.


(Refrain)





I mouth so many things, take so little time to weigh;

I've let it all slip by in the sweep of yesterday.

I can't believe you mean it all to grace me on my way;

I've got to find a way to really live.





Lord, teach us to pray.

We still believe that we can find a better way.

Teach us to pray.

We lose the way.

Teach us to pray.
Posted:  27 Feb 2013 20:09
And yet another parishioner finds the lyrics to a song that has been with them since the 1980's! The choir of Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel, on the Coast Guard base Governors Island, sang this lovely song one Easter, under the wonderful leadership of Nancy Parish, choir leader and friend to this day! God bless all of you folks who took the time to write down the words to this hymn. I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Patrice
Posted:  26 Mar 2013 17:25
A soloist sang this song on Easter morning at my hometown parish in the 70s in Dothan, AL. Remembering only part of the refrain, I've searched for the lyrics for years. Thank you for sharing!
Posted:  31 Mar 2013 18:52
I also love the song " and then comes the morning!
Posted:  15 Jun 2013 21:42
http://www.discogs.com/Jack-Miffleton-With-Sk ...
Posted:  30 Jun 2013 19:43
Look at Him, There on the cross
Nailed by our lack of concern...
His hands are ourtstrectched for the nails
Look at him there, He is dying...
Forgive Lord, forgive...
It was night when we did what we did...
But then comes the morniing.
Yesterday's sorrows behind...
Wake its the day of your longing.
Life returns, Mercy Comes and Its morning...
Posted:  27 Jul 2014 05:31
its from a catholic folk mass song  written by jack miffleton 
callled    but then comes the morning

it is from this album:
http://www.discogs.com/Jack-Miffleton-With-Sk ...

it can be heard in the podcasts for
Ken Canedo's audio book "Keep the fire burning"

18 min and 18 seconds in to the chapter 5 podcast

http://www.kencanedo.com/Podcasts.html
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