“It’s Morning”
Latrice Pace
From the forthcoming album Exodus: The Journey of Obedience Volume 2
(single release date: July 14, 2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

Veteran singer-songwriter Latrice Pace’s “It’s Morning” expresses in sound and lyric the extreme joy that follows a metaphorical nighttime of pain and disappointment.

It’s autobiographical, as most good gospel songs are. According to Pace, 2017 was supposed to be her “EXODUS, my exit from fear and doubt.” Then God, she said, “put me in the wilderness to experience everything that should have brought on more fear and doubt. In the depths of sacrifice, servitude, loss, pain, exhaustion, depression, and disappointment, I wanted to faint. I swam through my Red Sea. He didn’t hold back the waters, nor did He let me drown. I am stronger and trust Him more.”

“It’s Morning” isn’t your typical gospel song. It’s part dance anthem, part musical theater blockbuster, and part bouncy pop song. But the lyrics are about trusting in the Lord to bring joy in the morning. If gospel ever had a summer hit, this is it.

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.