December 13

Meaning Behind Gaither’s Song “Then Came the Morning”

In 2006, everyone was reminded of Jesus’s resurrection through Gaither’s hit song, “Then Came the Morning.” 

As a worship song that conveys so much emotion, multiple gospel singers have already covered the song through the years. One of the most notable performances to this day was Guy Penrod‘s emotional cover of the song in 2012, which undeniably moved so many people’s hearts. 

Despite it being one of the most covered gospel songs out there, there is no denying that the Bill Gaither Trio’s version was the one that made the song famous. 

“Then Came the Morning” was written by Chris Christian, a known American songwriter and record producer who has composed songs for other artists like Amy Grant, Ali Lohan, and Elvis Presley. Christian is so good at his craft that he has won four Grammy awards and has been nominated for seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards

On the other hand, the song was tuned by Gloria J. Gaither and William J. Gaither, both known as the contemporary Christian music composers of the 20th century. 

Since “Then Came the Morning” is such an amazing song with a powerful message, if you are curious to know the meaning behind the Southern gospel song, scroll down as we have the answer for you!

Meaning Behind the Song

“Then Came the Morning” is simply a song about Jesus, the all-mighty and loving God, rising from his death. However, it seems like if we just take a better look at the lyrics, there is a more hidden meaning behind it.

Aside from the song being a conveyance of the Lord’s mercies and Christ’s resurrection, it is also a song about the birth of Christians during that particular morning Jesus came back to life.  

As the world’s savior, the resurrection of Jesus has given everyone the hope that things will be better from now on. Like the message it conveys, the song’s tune tries to pour out its emotions to each note, giving the song an appeal that would catch listeners’ attention. 

Although the tune started with a gloomy vibe, it ended with an upbeat feeling, giving the song an edge for being unique and catchy, making it one of the most listened-to gospel songs today. 

So, if you want to listen to Gaither’s Song “Then Came the Morning,” you can check it out below. 


Gaither Vocal Band, Guy Penrod

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