1 Beautiful rainbow of promise,
Arching the lowering sky,
Glorious hope of tomorrow,
Life, endless life by and by.
With joy, with joy, we bask in the sunlight of love,
O promise of God never failing,
We’ll rise with our Savior above.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
We’ll rise with our Savior, our Savior above.
2 Rise in our hearts blessed Jesus,
From our dead selves set us free,
Keep us, we pray, from all evil,
Till Thy dear face we shall see. [Refrain]
3 Beautiful rainbow of promise,
Telling of weeping long past,
Christ, like the sun, has arisen,
Lighting our darkness at last. [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
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 >