What though clouds are hovering over me

What though clouds are hovering over me

Author: Hattie M. Conrey
Tune: [What though clouds are hovering o'er me]
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1 What tho' clouds are hov'ring o'er me,
And I seem to walk alone,
Longing 'mid my cares and crosses,
For the joys that now are flown,
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
Then my sky will have a gem;
He's a Sun of brightest splendor,
And the Star of Bethlehem.

2 What tho' all my earthly journey
Bringeth naught but weary hours,
And, in grasping for life's roses,
Thorns I find instead of flow'rs,
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
I possess a cluster rare;
He's the "Lily of the Valley,"
And the "Rose of Sharon" fair.

3 What tho' all my heart is yearning
For the lov'd of long ago,
Bitter lessons sadly learning
From the shadowy page of woe,
If I've Jesus, "Jesus only,"
He'll be with me to the end;
And, unseen by mortal vision,
Angel bands will o'er me bend.

4 When I soar to realms of glory,
And an entrance I await,
If I've followed "Jesus only!"
Wide will ope the pearly gate;
When I join the heav'nly chorus,
And the angel hosts I see,
Precious Jesus, "Jesus only,"
Will my theme of rapture be.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #615

Author: Hattie M. Conrey

Miss Harriet M. Conrey, a daughter of Jonathan Conrey, and a granddaughter of Peter Conrey, percentor of the old Gold Street Baptist church, New York City, was born in New York, November 5, 1838. She was baptized by Rev. Thomas Armintage, D.D., pastor the the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church,but a present she is a member of the Park Avenue Baptist church in Plainfield N. J. Formerly she was a teacher, but on account of ill health she has been obliged to turn to other pursuits. from Baptist Hymn Writers and Their Hymns, 1889 By Henry Sweetser Burrage Go to person page >

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Author: Hattie M. Conrey

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