The Darkest Hour
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics


The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul at Jesus' feet
The darkest hour is just before dawn

The saddest soul is thinking
Of a day that's almost gone
Till darkness falls around us
And we must journey on
The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul at Jesus' feet
The darkest hour is just before dawn

Like a shepherd out on the mountain
A watching His sheep down below
He's coming back to claim us
Oh, will you be ready to go?

The darkest hour is just before dawn
The narrow way leads home
Lay down your soul at Jesus' feet
The darkest hour is just before dawn

Lay down your soul at Jesus' feet
The darkest hour is just before dawn

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John Bell

In his heart dwight is a good ol country boy.

Chris Mullen

South of Cincinnati my favorite song

jami green

beautiful, as always.

marilyn stuart

Love Dwight's version.  I'm adding this to my playlist.

Bella Stratton

This version of 'The Darkest Hour' appears on Disc Two of the CD Set entitled: "Clinch Mountain Country" - Ralph Stanley and Friends. I too prefer this performance of this song a slight bit over the version that was featured in Dwight's film "South of Heaven West of Hell" and on the soundtrack CD from the film. Of course since Dwight sings in both versions, there are both exceptional performances.

Randy C

This is Ralph Stanley singing harmony, with Dwight as his guest, from the Clinch Mountain Country album.
Dwight puts a great high-lonesome bluegrass "scald" (as Ralph says) on it, as his roots (thankfully) betray.

SuperLindy1962

I love this song so much. It's the first time I've heard Dwight sing it. 💜💜💜💜💜

Tamra Quinn

thank you yoakam. for all of these.

Steven Yazzie

DY is my all time favorite country singer since 1983 and 84 when he showed on Hee-Haw show Every Since then he became my favorite.... Was only 10 now I'm 44. Good job Dwight.

Linda Lawrence

LOVE the bluegrass!

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