Fresh as the dew of the morning

Fresh as the dew of the morning,
  Bringing a sweet rest unheard,
Christ, in the gentle anointing,
  Whispers His comforting word:
Stand till the trial is over,
  Stand till the tempest is gone,
Stand for the glory of Jesus,
  Stand till the kingdom is won.
  Lord of all hope,
O how sweet is Thy voice,
Making my heart
In Thy presence rejoice.
If in the test of my trouble,
  Faint be my spirit and heart,
Faith, with the star of hope glimm’ring,
  Shall all be taken apart,
May then Thy faith with Thy life-pow’r
  Over me hold its full sway
That all Thy riches of glory
  Now I may share and for aye.
Lord, as the morning sun dawning,
  Chase all my darkness away,
And with Thy kind wings of healing
  Turn all my night into day.
Come Thou, O come, Lord of comfort,
  Come to my sad, weary heart,
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
  Never, O never depart.

...We could not deny the One who had always been faithful to us.

Marilyn Sharif

Fairfax, VA, United States

My elderly mother died recently in the morning. After a long, slow decline in her health, over a period of years due to dementia, she experienced a stroke, and then a rapid decline over a period of weeks. During her last day and a half, she experienced acute respiratory distress, which was finally relieved by a respiratory specialist at the hospital. Then she slept peacefully for about six hours. Finally, after being assured she was not alone, she took a deep, relaxed breath as if she were going into a deep sleep. Her nurse said it was one of the most peaceful passings she had ever witnessed. She said she was supposed to be in church that Sunday morning. I assured her that she was in church. The words of this song, Fresh as the dew of the morning, express perfectly my mother's passing into glory to be forever with her Lord Jesus. The Lord was truly there to usher her into His Kingdom (see Psalm 23). Thank You Lord! And, thank You to her nurse that morning. We were truly blessed by your ministry!

Ernesto Guerrero

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

This hymn just explained what I experienced this past year (2012)... Truly cherishing and watering. It's also a wonderful song to sing to our Lord and Father. Praise Him!!!

Sixan Polinar Madarimot

Mandaue City

Oh Lord Jesus! I really love Thee...

Mercy Grace Cabural

Iligan City, Philippines

Amen! Every morning, His grace is always fresh as the dew. And what touches me the most is that, this dew is with the manna. The manna is the supply that we need. Day by day, we need to come to Him and open ourselves to receive His fresh and new dispensing.

Christopher Roca

Orlando, Florida, United States

Lord, You are my hope. Lord Jesus, You are my comfort in trials.



There may be dry spells in our Christian life with inexplicable circumstances causing our enjoyment of the Lord to fade. At these times, we must realize that the Lord is mercifully calling us, wooing us, beckoning us to come to Him in a deeper way.

The seeker in Song of Songs 3:1 says, "I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not." Sometimes we think the Lord is mad at us, but He simply wants us to 'come away' to the 'cleft of the precipice,' signifying the cross of Christ, which can deliver us from the self introspection.

At these junctures of our lives, may we know the Lord in a deeper and sweeter way by coming to Him in our troubling situations. How long must we wait? That is up to the Lord, but do not cease coming forward. "Stand till the trial is over, stand till the kingdom is won." Our Father is well pleased to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32) but He wants us continue running until we touch Him.


Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

A very beautiful song. May God truly bless the administrators of this site.


Jackson, MS, United States

This song brings comfort and consolation to my sad & weary heart.

Thank you for this wonderful website and Much Grace to Run the Race!


Eldoret, Rift Valley, Kenya

Uplifting- the piano is great.