The promises of Jesus

Are the skies above you darkened

Author: Allie T. Criss
Tune: [Are the skies above you darkened]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are the skies above you darkened,
And the sunshine lost to view;
Thor’ the heavy clouds of sorrow,
Does no ray of light shine thro’?
Is your soul with sorrow burdened
And your heart bowed low with grief;
Trust the promises of Jesus,
They will bring you sweet relief.

Refrain:
O then, sad heart, cease your pining,
Trust His promises so true;
For the silver stars are shining,
Just beyond in heaven’s blue.

2 Do the fondest hopes you cherished
At your feet lie cold and dead?
Have your fairest roses faded,
Leaving you the thorns instead?
‘Tis the rain as well as sunshine
Makes the fragrant flowers grow;
Trust the promises of Jesus,
Trust them still where’er you go. [Refrain]

3 Have the friends you long have trusted,
In their friendship proved untrue?
And the hearts you thought the truest,
Lost their tender love for you?
There’s a friend that will not fail you,
Thor’ the darkness and the day;
Trust the promises of Jesus,
They will guide you all the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #110

Author: Allie T. Criss

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are the skies above you darkened
Title: The promises of Jesus
Author: Allie T. Criss
Refrain First Line: O then, sad heart, cease your pining
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