hard times come again no more lyrics – mary j. blige

let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears,
while we all sup sorrow with the poor;
there’s a song that will linger forever in our ears;
oh hard times come again no more.

[chorus:]
tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
hard times, hard times, come again no more
many days you have lingered around my cabin door;
oh hard times come again no more.

while we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay,
there are frail forms fainting at the door;
though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say
oh hard times come again no more.

[chorus x2]

so many days you have lingered all around my cabin door;
oh hard times come again no more…

/ mary j blige lyrics