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A Rainbow on the Cloud

Be not weary or cast down, When the heavens

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Be not weary or cast down] (Gabriel)
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Be not weary or cast down,
When the heavens seem to frown,
There’s a rainbow on the cloud for you!
‘Tis an arch of promise bright,
Earnest of unfading light,
Pouring from a sky of radiant blue.

Refrain:
There’s a rainbow on the cloud for you,
There’s a promise that is sure and true;
Yes, the storm will pass away,
There will dawn a brighter day,
There’s a rainbow on the cloud for you.

2 He whose word rebuked the storm,
Now is able to perform
Ev’ry word He whispers to your heart;
Wholly lean upon Him, then,
For the sun will shine again,
And the shadows evermore depart. [Refrain]

3 There’s a rainbow on the cloud!
Tho’ your soul is sorrow-bowed,
Lift your voice to praise the Lord today;
There’s a rainbow ’round the throne;
In its glory we will own
That He led us in His perfect way. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #55

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be not weary or cast down, When the heavens
Title: A Rainbow on the Cloud
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: There's a rainbow on the cloud

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5725
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)



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