There is this common saying “It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn” that people often say when they know someone going through difficult times. Or, they say this to themselves to never give up when life is becoming tough. Life is really difficult, no matter who we are, we will always experience hardships in life. Sometimes the troubles that we are going through is difficult to manage that we choose is give up. But, we do not have to give up when life is making us feel tired. We always have Jesus who is there for us. He will always comfort us and lighten the burden that we are feeling.
Emmylou Harris’ “Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn”
Emmylou Harris recorded a song similar to the popular saying above. “Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn” is Emmylou Harris’ recording for her album Roses in the Snow. Ralph Stanley wrote the song. Emmylou recorded the song in 1979, together with other songs from various artists. The song did not enter the Billboard chart. However, her album Roses in the Snow made it to the top of the chart.
Roses in the Snow Album
Roses in the Snow, an album by Harris peaked at No. 2 on the Top Country Album chart. In addition, it entered the Billboard 200 at No. 26. She recorded songs such as “Wayfaring Stranger,” “Green Pastures,” “You’re Learning,” and “Gold Watch and Chain.”
About the Song
“Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn” is a song that gives hope to listeners and despite the many troubles in life, there will always come a time when everything will be fine. In the song, the narrator comforts us by letting us know that Jesus will always be there for us. He will make our soul feel better. The narrator also mentions that like a shepherd the Lord will guide his sheep home when they are lost.
“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” – Isaiah 58:11