But Then Comes the Morning

This social-justice oriented song for Good Friday was written by American musician, composer, at-the-time Roman Catholic trainee priest and later children's educator, Jack Miffleton (b TBA).

It was included on his album 'With Skins and Steel" (ref), and the book published with this is the only known source of sheet music (still to be confirmed if this includes sheet music, leadsheets, or only chords).



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The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Look at him stripped on the hill 
running the streets poorly clad 
robots have taken his job 
his hands are outstretched for the nails 

Chorus:
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. 

1  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. 

2  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. 

3  The night watch is set at the tomb. 
He's buried, not dead but alive. 
As long as you did it to these 
you also have done it to me.




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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. 

1  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. 

2  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. 

3  The night watch is set at the tomb. 
He's buried, not dead but alive. 
As long as you did it to these 
you also have done it to me.


1 comment:

  1. This song can also be found in the 1970 Edition of People's Mass Book, published by WLSM (now WLP). It's number 213, in the "Christian Life" section of the hymnal.

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