8797. Singing in the Storm

1 Overhead dark clouds had gathered,
Hiding all the depths of blue;
And the landscape was o’ershadowed
By their dreary leaden hue;
Echoed loud the pealing thunder,
Round my cottage bright and warm;
Then a bird voice near the window
Rang out sweetly in the storm.

Singing in the storm, singing in the storm,
Singing softly in the storm,
To a clear bird voice I listened,
Singing sweetly in the storm.
Yes, sweetly in the storm.

2 Safely sheltered from the tempest,
In its nest beside the wall,
Sat a little brown wren singing,
Fearing not what might befall;
While the rain was fast descending,
Very close its tiny form
’Neath the eaves the wee bird nestled,
Singing sweetly in the storm. [Refrain]

3 To my heart I took the lesson
Taught me by that bird so frail,
And I said, I have a refuge
When the storms of life assail;
Trusting in the heav’nly Father,
Sheltered ’neath His mighty arm,
When the tempest wild is beating,
O, my soul, sing in the storm. [Refrain]

4 When deep clouds of sorrow gather,
E’en amid the shades of death,
Resting in divine protection,
I may have the light of faith;
Well I know my loving Father,
Bane to blessing will transform,
And confiding in His goodness,
I will sing amid the storm. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Overhead dark clouds had gathered
Title: Singing in the Storm
Author: Jennie Wilson (1904)
Refrain First Line: Singing in the storm, singing in the storm
Language: English
Source: The Best Gospel Songs and Their Composers (Dalton, GA: A. J. Showalter Company, 1904)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Overhead dark clouds had gathered]
Composer: C. W. James
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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