Josh Wilson - Before The Morning Lyrics

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?

Or 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

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

So hold on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on, and just fight the good fight
'Cause the pain that 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 say a prayer.
And hold on, cause there's good for those who love God,
Life is not a snapshot, it might take a little time,
But you'll see the bigger picture

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

So hold on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on, and just fight the good fight
Cause the pain that 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 you dare, would you dare, to believe,
That you still got a reason to sing,
'Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It can't compare to the joy that's coming

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

Com'n, you gotta wait for the light
Press on, and just fight the good fight
Cause the pain that you've been feeling,
It's just the hurt before the healing
All the pain that you've been feeling,
It's just the dark before the morning
Before the morning, yeah, yeah
Before the morning

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  1. Seth Morrison

    Was going to commit subside due to so much depression in my life. I was taking one last drive around and was scanning radio stations and just happened to hear this song. I stopped the scan and heard listened to the song. I was in tears. I pulled over and turned the radio off after the song ended and pulled up the song on my phone. I listened to this song so many times. This song saved my life.

  2. Rocky Perez

    My favorite herd it a million times

  3. Clayton Hartley

    If you could pray for me itd be awesome I really need it rn it isn't a huge deal but I'm 16 and just feel depressed for months now idk how to really explain it I guess it's just that being single is hurting I like this girl she knows I like her we've become better friends we are like best friends she has a bf but even though I hang out with her in like one period every day during school it's not enough to me shes literally the only thing that I look forward to when I got to school and idk it's just hanging out with her knowing nothing will happen between us hurts idk why. I love her she loves me but like sometimes I feel hurt because ik I'll never find anybody and it sucks didn't mean to ramble on and you probably won't understand a word I said but again pray for me I really need it advice appreciated


    How are you doing now? I can try to give advice

  4. Priscilla Mpangala

    Josh Wilson 🙏🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  5. Shaylen Williams

    This song used to be a great comfort.

  6. Jason Keller

    Man that’s beautiful

  7. Bee Queen Bee Queen kr

    Act 2:22


    The worse loss is the loss of a child that was supposed to come into the world but never had a chance to walk but got wings instead & big brother and sister will never meet our angel baby.

  9. Hunter Baker

    God is our Heavenly Father He loves us so much he is with you in your pain don’t give up on life there is a reason you’re still alive you are not a mistake or not or you a accident you would not be still alive if God didn’t have a purpose for you

  10. shunbah

    This song has gotten me through a lot..

  11. African Chai

    I became an atheist but this song is so calming to me still. 💕


    Why you became an Atheist? 💖


    Don't worry. I'm not gonna attack you. 😁🙂

  12. Jason Keller

    This song is amazing for real!

  13. Mary LovingJesus

    This song just came to me in during my hard time being homeless ... God put it my ❤️ heart!! I’m so encouraged 🙌🏾

  14. Brittanya Willis

    I needed that this morning 💖

  15. Liezel Salvador

    Thank You Jesus...❤️ You are the JOY and LIGHT of my life.

  16. Chunky N Funky

    This song helps when you're alone all day for a year straight

  17. Daniel Benson

    I truly get a Blessing from watching AND listening to Christian Music Videos, the songs TO The Lord God Almighty, AND the songs FOR HIM😊. BUT, I honestly do not know who the “ad pushers” are, but not only are there “ads” BEFORE the Christian Music Videos, lately there are “ads” AFTER also, and the “ads” are LOUDER than the Christian Music Videos. You “ad pushers” do NOT, in ANY way, make me want to even consider ANY of “said products” since all it amounts to is trying to shove products down our throats. Yes, I know, you “ad pushers” could care less, but since your set on being “a pusher”, I WILL comment AND refuse ANY and ALL the “products” you insist on “pushing”. Are ANY of you dope pushers ALSO?wado,Ann Benson.

  18. Mason Odren

    I looked so long for this song. I didn't know the name of it but God lead me to it.

  19. Emmie Larson

    The words of Job come to me, when he says to God "though He slay me, yet I will trust in Him"
    A few weeks ago I was told that I have tendonitis in my leg, affecting my knee. I have shooting pain down my leg with every step that I take. Yesterday I cried bc I wish I could walk normally and painfree again, but I can't. And I was afraid that I might not ever be able to.
    I might need surgery, don't have insurance, in my second year of college and working to pay my way through. So, seems to be (at least to me) the worst timing.
    But, then I realized, there might be a little girl somewhere who can't walk who is going to need me one day. She'll ask me how I got through it, and I hope that I will be able to tell her that it was through God, through praising Him.
    Even if I never walk normally again, I know that one day I will be able to walk, I'll be able to run...I'll have the priveledge of dancing into my Fathers arms.
    For now, I hurt, but I can still trust His ways are best.
    Romans 8:18;28 ❤

  20. Lesha Lesha

    I used to listen to this song a long time ago when I was being abused and I was battling depression and self hatred and now I can truly say that all my pain really did fade to memories 😊😊 God is so good

  21. Ryan Posadas

    This song always reminds me of the The Dark Knight movie quote, “The night is darkest just before the dawn”

  22. Chen Yumin

    Josh Wilson is so hot. I wish he'd turn gay for me.

  23. Thormeows

    Love this song, praise the lord!

  24. Smilee Smiles

    click here to repeat> 0:00

  25. Mark Casavechia

    You just don't know how much this song means to me and my family. We've been going through a lot and it's a godsend that I listen to this song. It's inspiring thank you so much for the song God bless you and your career, you have a lot of great songs to inspire me and my family thanks again

  26. Marmalade

    this song has gotten me through some of my darkest moments

  27. Andrew Newman

    Pray for me. School has been extremely overwhelming. I'm taking a lot of hard classes and it really drags me to anxiety and depression. The worst part is I really don't have any friends at school, so it's hard remembering God's promises when you don't have someone as a visual reminder. Pray for motivation, joy, and courage.

  28. Travis Touthang

    Thank you for this song Josh👍. The pain that i have been feeling can't compare to the joy that is coming


    Just the words of this song is just an inspiration to me... Encouraging words for a time in my lifetime... "Press on and just fight the good fight"... Indeed

  30. Binda Thomas

    This song relieved my pains and struggles.Thank you lord , you are worthy to be praised.

  31. The Enforcer

    How many more years of the suffering before my morning comes??

  32. Summer Haverkamp Haverkamp

    Keep writing good songs Josh. I love your songs. ❤️

  33. Justin Carter

    HALLELUJAH!!!! 🙌 Thank You for pulling me through so many times with this song!

  34. Jacqueline Bradley

    Originally this was very upbeat now it's been changed. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD YOU CAN'T HOLD HIM BACK! HE BREAKS THROUGH ALL DARKNESS!!!!!!!!

  35. This is Family 7

    I got gossiped about and none of my friends stood up for me. Now I see no hope no trust and I don’t see any joy because of this. It hurt more than what my dad did to me. Pray for me that I will be able to get through this. I’m really over welled through this.

    Best lyricx 715

    This is Family 7 praying hope things are better now 🙏🏿💛

  36. Henry Stockett

    would you dare " would dare to believe! That you still have a reason to see! Hallelujah

  37. Bethany

    "Once you feel the weight of glory, all the pain will fade to memory"...Glory be to God!

  38. Time_For_Toast

    My absolute, 100% favorite song. I have loved this song since I was young.

  39. Marie Larios

    Josh Wilson, We Thank you for all of your Great Contributions to Humanity. This Amazing song of Hope, and the Faith it takes to Hold on to Hope. A Reminder to Humanity Never to Give Up or Let Go of Their Hope. The Morning is Coming!  We Love You.

  40. Thobani Viki

    This song is like my relief medication l love it

  41. Draco Marine

    "'I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, ' plans to prosper you and not to harm, plans to give you hope and a future'" Jeremiah 11.9

  42. Jess

    God bless Josh Wilson, he's amazing...

  43. Caio Cesar

    Coming back to this song, four years later after the darkest times of my life Just to remember the Hope i had at the time. It was really Just the dark before the morning: God is infinitely Great ;)

  44. Jason Spalding

    I have been playing this song for years. I just knew that on a long enough time line I would get to see the joy. Today I see that joy and it was worth the pain. This has been an amazing journey if you came across this and wonder if you can make it. I did! Good luck to you and when you feel stuck just play this song again.

  45. Sae young

    I finally found it!!!

    James Stansell

    Vicky M I'm glad! This song has a special meaning to me.

  46. Jennifer Cook

    I needed to hear this. I was going to share this with a loved one for their pain. Turns out I needed it for my own.

  47. Adesola Ajayi

    Wow! Always have love this track. And the artist too.

  48. Jackie Brown

    Been beautifully broken

  49. Rachael Alvarado

    This song gave me hope thru the darkest time of my life, a time when I didn't think I could live another day. Because of God my children and I survived and are thriving and in a much much better and completely different place now!! <3 THANK YOU GOD and thank you Josh Wilson for making this encouraging song. If you are also going thru a tough time, pray pray pray and believe the words of this song because our God is a good God and he WILL bring you thru!!!! <3

  50. Wendee Grinde

    4 and a half years ago I was driving home from a friends house and reflecting on my life, my home and friends in Tucson, and a new love that was developing in my home town of Sierra Vista. I was trying to understand the direction that GOD was taking me in, after a hard lesson from my divorce, and feeling lonely and unloved. Then this song came on the radio... it was the first time I had ever heard this song and something came over me... it was uplifting and peaceful and then I knew... I knew in my heart that I was falling in love and it was time for me to follow the joy. Soon after... I moved back home and married a man that brings me joy every single day! Thank You, LORD!

  51. Sophie X

    I love this song, I get bullied on a daily basis and only 2 people understand my mind at the moment. This song has hit me that God is there for me no matter what and I cab talk to him about anything

  52. Larchevis

    Русские мужчины должны брать в жены нерусских девушек.

  53. Stephanie Walker

    I remember the 1st time I heard this was when my older brother,Steven played this song for me on his cell phone because our family was going through a really tough time and he noticed me crying on my bed and he kept saying "things will get better" to try and comfort me and I said "I don't think I can do this" and then he said to me "I'll be right back" and he went upstairs and got his phone and then played this for me on his phone.I love you Steven!!!Your'e such an angel and a reminder of the hope I have in Jesus Christ! : - )

  54. Jackie Brown

    Love this song <3 Thank you Jesus

  55. Melissa Owen

    This song has comforted me several times. God is always good.

  56. Leah Paige

    This song makes me emotionally happy, thank GOD for saving me from hell! 💖

  57. Senali Dias

    I believe God with all my heart
    🌸. 🌸. 🌸.
    🌸. 🌸. 🌸
    simple as that

  58. Kraase The Sergal

    not the song I was looking for... but I'm glad I found it.

  59. Moses Ojeda

    amazing song that opened my mind

  60. Moses Ojeda

    such an amazing song that god help u with god is good god is with u spread happiness to the world may god bless u with good other songs so people could be happy and relax and not worry about anything cause god is with them amen

  61. Moses Ojeda

    Thank you I really enjoy listening to this music its very relaxing and calming.

  62. Michael Ebaugh

    I watched this when I was high & it was TRIIIPPY!!!

  63. lori harvey

    That is a great and wonderful song.

  64. NootyRem

    Last year, I lost my dad to lung cancer... me and him listened to this all the time...
    And it just reassures me that even though he's dead, I will still meet him heaven.... and that the pain I'm feeling will drift away then..... thank you Jesus! I am 11 by the Way

  65. This is Family 7

    I am going through a hard time and sometimes it feels like the Lord doesn't hear me. I am being bullied at school and with my dad not loving me. Can you keep me in prayer. That will mean a lot to me.

  66. Stephanie Rogers

    As my husband and I endure the infertility battle, this dong has become my fight song to old on. Thank you. Praise Be to Him!

  67. Rosemary Nolder

    The Holy Spirit is speaking to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.

  68. Chuck Aruta

    Wow bro! All the songs you write minister to me so much! Also, as a Pastor I see how much it ministers to the body of Christ. I thank God for you and your ministry, for your faithfulness in using your gift and the sacrifice it is to be on the road... may the weight you feel of glory, cause the pain to turn to memory... God bless!!!

  69. James Aaron Plunkett

    This song has given me strength and hope in the midst of one of the darkest, most painful trials I've ever been in. Causes my heart to dwell on Romans 8:28. Although I'm hurting so badly right now, I'm so looking forward to seeing what God does in the future through this.

  70. xanlord PsyCord fam XANS

    4:07 that represents the prodigal son in Luke. 👍👍👍

  71. Maurader1

    Romans 8/18

  72. Robert Chen

    'The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming" -Romans 8:18

  73. Maurader1

    Revelation 21/4 Isaiah 25/8

  74. Julie Soloski

    I love this song I went to one of his concerts and it was just as good. Fight the good fight

  75. Mauricio Tijerina

    love this song...thank you

  76. FacciaBella5

    this song helped keep me positive and hopeful during a really bad time. the words he says couldn't be more true because my life had changed so much and is full of joy! I prayed so hard and kept my Faith and the Lord worked miracles for me I never imagined. Thank you God

  77. Epicboltz Wildspirit

    They say it's darkest before the dawn. My circumstances are so dark right now, that I pray the dawn is coming. This song gives me hope and encourages me to continue hoping in Christ for deliverance.

    Pearl Buabeng

    God will make a way

    Rachael Alvarado

    Keep praying and believing my dear. Things WILL get better!!

  78. Felicia Mize

    Im here to testify. Its true , its true!! Im doing better after years of struggle and eventually into a deep, dark pit. The Lord is amazing!!! This beautiful song has spoken to me for a long time. Can you dare to believe? Please hold on to your hope! Please. The light is coming.

    T-Minh Curry

    Felicia Mize Amen

  79. danceballetacro

    this song is still awesome!

  80. Ullisa Lindsey

    what an AMAZING SONG

  81. Admin Admin

    I really wish I could know what some of the symbolism means in this video. I already saw the video were Josh Wilson explains that the song is about a couple he knows and what they've gone through with their son who was born with a heart condition. However, there seem to be very symbolic things in this video...some of them are obvious, the heart, clock, etc. However, I noticed that, for example, there is a calendar (it appears from January 1933!) and also what looks like at least one or two old photos.

  82. Judy James

    weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. Praise God!!!!

    Jason Keller

    Judy James you love God I promise he has good things in store for you

  83. Maria Pf

    I needes something to brighten me up after another attack of the melancholia again triggered by slight reconnection of a past. I didn't wanna sleep with this loneliness in my heart. I will fight this. i don't want to go spiralling down now that God has taken me so far. i will press on to that future where joy is eternal. i will press on till I will see my Savior. i will press on till my heart has forgotten that memory that's occupied a vast space for more than two decades now. i gotda fight this by the mercy of God.

  84. Matthew Baier

    It's so hard to see past this fiancé left me (for reasons that were my fault), but I just can't see joy with her no longer in my life...I wanted to spend my life with her...

    Liam Nissan

    I so sorry to hear that Mathew. I do not know you but just now you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm with you, better days are coming. it sounds like time, belief and prayer are what you need right now. keep your head up my brother. trust I'm good and learn from your mistakes. god bless.

  85. Gabby Villalba

    i like that before morning light 🙌👏😇

  86. On The Edge Music

    Awesome song this is just what everyone needs to hear

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  88. ShawBrothersGirl

    Josh I love ya BUT you got to take this idol at 3:47 out. Should not be in our homes, our churches, or our hearts. Worship him in spirit and truth, no idols including a so called picture of Jesus. God bless ya love you keep making these encouraging songs. God has used this song to personally encourage me to hold on




    i agree


    Agreed ALL Idols and Images are not to be worshiped or used In worship of God or Praise to his son .Jesus our savior through his sacrifice. The bible tells us God detests idols and Images.


    This includes the cross and worship to saints.

    Masha Bean

    Oh goodness guys. You have this so wrong. True God the father cannot be depicted as He has not revealed Himself to us in that way. However, Christ became man. People saw him. LOTS of people saw him so He CAN be depicted as He revealed Himself to us. St. Veronica, (you know, the woman with the issue of blood that was healed by touching the hem of His garment) wiped away his sweat from his face with a cloth, on the way to His crucifixion, and His face was impressed upon that cloth. (it exists even today.) this was the First icon of Christ.
    And to whomever said we shouldn't worship saints, you're right, however, people do not worship saints, they venerate them. There is a HUGE difference.

  89. Connie Gossett

    love this

  90. Candace Martin

    So hold on, you gotta wait for the light Press on and just fight the good fight
    'Cause the pain that you've been feeling
    It's just the dark before the morning💓👼🎶


    Amen 💯

  91. FranCK1

    the pain you been feeling can't compare to the joy that's coming. <3

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    FranCK1 AMEN 🙏🏿💙
    12/24/19 10:35am

  92. Joseph Kreifels II

    Romans 8:28

  93. Kenneth Qualls

    I do wonder all the time why I have to go through this pain. I do believe and nothing changes

    I i

    +Kenneth Qualls Hang in there!

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  95. the land shark

    I wonder every day why I have to feel the things that hurt me I've had sooooo much pain in my life I just want it to end somebody please pray for me!

    the land shark

    +Nathaliee0143 i haven't given up God has stayed by my side and never left me and has gotten me through it hallelujah praise be to GOD all glory is HIS thanks you!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kelly Stogner

    So glad to see that God has been working in your life over the past months! Joshua 1:9, Jeremiah 29:11-14

  96. Joy Pettyjohn

    Awe, i remember when I first heard this song. I was getting ready fir school just browsing through the music on TV. It touched my heart so much. I remember waking up around 5 am just to catch the song playing again.

  97. Grace David B

    I always heard this song when I was 13

  98. Sammi Jacobs

    Please pray for my family... parents marriage is failing fast. I'm always caught up in the middle of their fighting, and I'm about to finish high school and I wish this choosing colleges and stuff would be fun, but everything is just falling apart. I have actually seen the works of Satan in my home and how he is so deceiving and it's so sad how his lies are believed in my parents marriage :-( I feel like I've been waiting for "the morning" for years now. Anyways, thank u and if there's anything I can pray for you please let me know! Praying for others brings light into
    the darkness of my life


    +Sammi Jacobs You are in my prayers. God bless you!

    Susan J.

    Dear Sammi: You will survive and become a happy young adult.. create your own life and prioritize academics because that will help you become independent. I left a unstable home after high school many years ago. .. you will have to work hard to have a peaceful life but pray and seek to surround yourself with loving people and work on being loving yourself and you will be happier! I forgave my parents and live an independent life. I will pray for you even though I'm not a Christian, I found this blog while looking for songs to soothe friends who lost their beloved daughter to random violence.

    Kelly Stogner

    Sammi, my parents fought through my whole high school and divorced before my senior year. It is very hard at the time but that was over 20 years ago. Keep yourself emotionally and spiritually healthy. Stay involved in youth group and church and volunteering with others who need your help. God loves you and has a great plan for you! Find other adults who can mentor you and be role models of a healthy marriage. Talk to your pastor. See if your parents will watch War Room. Praying for you!

    elle lee

    I'm so so sorry. I often wonder how people become so deceived that they start deceiving others. it's heartbreaking. I wish you the best.


    Sammi, I'm only eleven and I went through it. All you have to do is like the song says is "hold on and fight the good fight". Pray, and try to calm down the fights. It worked out for me, and my parents are back together again. Try going to Church as a family too.

  99. Ivy M

    just the dark before the morning... I don't know why music has this kind of power to influence human emotion, sometimes it's not about the lyrics, just the rhythm is quite enough.