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Joy Came in the Morning

Joy Came in the Morning

… Joy came in the morning …

and the storms in measure over,

and the spring time came,

and the singing of birds,

and the voice of the Turtle is heard in our land.

O! the glorious day that is dawned upon us,

where the morning stars do sing together,

and all the sons and daughters of God

do shout for joy. …

Oh God’s tender dealings can never 

be erased from our remembering,

for God has printed them in our hearts. …

by Katherine Whitton, 1681 (copied from Plain Living, Katherine Whitmire (Sorin Books, 2001))

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