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As Above The Darkest Storm Cloud

As above the darkest storm cloud

Author: Daniel H. Howard
Tune: SANCTUARY (Dykes)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 As above the darkest storm cloud
Shines the sun, serenely bright
Waiting to restore to nature
All the glory of his light,
So, behind each cloud of sorrow,
So, in each affliction, stands,
Hid, an angel, with a blessing
From the Father in his hand.

2 As without the tempest, pouring
O’er the earth the welcome rain,
All were but a fruitless desert,
Barren sand for ripening grain,
So if ne’er a cloud of sadness
Veiled the sunshine of the soul,
If affliction’s waves were never
Suffered o’er the heart to roll.

3 Love and faith might fail forever
To bring forth their fruits of peace;
Heaven’s good seed of truth would perish
In a thorny wilderness.
So, with cloud and storm and tempest
Grows our earthly summer dim,
That the rebel heart, our Father
Thus may win to turn to Him.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8242

Author: Daniel H. Howard

Born: February 14, 1814, probably in Brockton or Manfield, Massachusetts. Died: April 17, 1884. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As above the darkest storm cloud
Title: As Above The Darkest Storm Cloud
Author: Daniel H. Howard
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8242
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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