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Joy Will Be Yours in the Morning

(Grahame/Morris)

from The Wind in the Willows


Spon Gate School, Coventry Year 6 conducted by Heather Mills

Soloist - Marjorie Dixon

Joy Will Be Yours Mix.mp3

Joy Will Be Yours in the Morning




Villagers all, this frosty tide, let your doors swing open wide,

Though wind may follow, and snow beside, yet draw us in by your fire to bide;


Joy shall be yours in the morning!

Joy shall be yours in the morning!

Joy shall be yours in the morning!

Joy for you and me


Here we stand in the cold and the sleet, blowing fingers and stamping feet,

Come from far away you to greet, you by the fire and we in the street


Bidding you joy in the morning!

Bidding you joy in the morning!

Bidding you joy in the morning!

Joy for you and me


For ere one half of the night was gone, sudden a star has led us on,

Raining bliss and benison, bliss tomorrow and more anon,


Joy for every morning!

Joy for every morning!

Joy for every morning!

Joy for you and me


Goodman Joseph toiled through the snow, saw the star o’er a stable low;

Mary she might not further go, welcome thatch, and litter below!


Joy was hers in the morning!

Joy was hers in the morning!

Joy was hers in the morning!

Joy for Mary and me



And then they heard the angels tell, ‘Who were the first to cry NOWELL?

Animals all, as it befell, in the stable where they did dwell!


Joy shall be theirs in the morning!’

Joy shall be theirs in the morning!’

Joy shall be theirs in the morning!’

Joy for them and me