Monday, May 3, 2010

Before the Morning

I'm a believer in music.  In lyrics.  Every life has a soundtrack.  Music has been a very key part of my grief and my healing.  My praise to my Lord and my cries when I could not put words to my feelings.  I just love music.  Lately, I have been finding lots and lots of songs that are speaking to me stronger than ever and I just feel like I need to share them. 

The first time I heard this song I cried.  I usually get teary when the word "Joy" is mentioned in a song.  Ironic?  Maybe.  Done in love?  Definately!  I hope it speaks to you too (You can listen to the song by turning your speakers on).

Before the Morning
By Josh Wilson

Do you wonder why you have to,
feel the things that hurt you,

if there's a God who loves you,
where is He now?



Maybe, there are things you can't see
and all those things are happening
to bring a better ending
some day, some how, you'll see, you'll see

Chorus:
Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming
so hold on, you got to wait for the light

press on, just fight the good fight
because the pain you've been feeling,
it's just the dark before the morning


My friend, you know how this all ends
and you know where you're going,
you just don't know how you get there
so just say a prayer.
and hold on, cause there's good who love God,
life is not a snapshot, it might take a little time,
but you'll see the bigger picture

Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming
so hold on, you got to wait for the light
press on, just fight the good fight
because the pain you've been feeling,
it's just the dark before the morning
yeah, yeah,
before the morning,
yeah, yeah

Once you feel the way of glory,
all your pain will fade to memory
once you feel the way of glory,
all your pain will fade to memory
memory, memory, yeah

Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming

Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming
com'n, you got to wait for the light
press on, just fight the good fight
because the pain you've been feeling,
it's just the hurt before the healing
the pain you've been feeling,
just the dark before the morning
before the morning, yeah, yeah
before the morning

If you would like to hear the amazing story behind this song, click here.

5 comments:

michelle hendrix-swords said...

beautiful!

klarsen said...

Do you know the story behind this song? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPfzV3ktAPY) It will mean even more after you listen to this. xxx

Mattie said...

Thanks Katy! I had heard the story somewhere before, but I didn't have the link...thanks so much!

Lori said...

Thank you for posting this and I'm so glad to know the backstory!!!! The first time I heard it, I cried too...and honestly, I have to say I am still at the point where I listen to the words and say, "Well...Josh...that's gotta be SOME joy coming because this is some HEAVY pain...."

But I love, love, love asking if I'd dare to believe that there's reason to keep singing.
Touches me so deeply!

Joel Banta said...

that family's story (the one's Josh Wilson is writing about) reminds of Heather's story too

http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewkey=aae715d0be51d5ba6de4