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Songs by night

Representative Text

1 Are you with some sorrow burdened,
On your way no ray of light?
Strain your ear, all Heaven’s watching;
God can give you songs by night.

Weary soul, cease thy repining,
Burdened one, God’s ways are right;
Every cloud has silver lining;
God can give you songs by night.

2 Paul and Silas, prison fastened,
Shook the jail with earthquake might;
Band were rent, and doors were opened,
God had given songs by night. [Refrain]

3 It is oft in saddest moments
That our souls take highest flight;
And to strains of sweetest music
God doth set the songs by night. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11359

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you with some sorrow burdened
Title: Songs by night
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Weary soul, cease thy repining
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #11359

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