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Beneath the thick but struggling clouds

Beneath the thick but struggling clouds

Published in 9 hymnals

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Beneath the thick but struggling clouds,
We talk of Christian life;
The words of Jesus on our lips,
Our hearts with man at strife.

Traditions, forms, and selfish aims,
Have dimmed the inner light;
Have closely veiled the spirit-world
And angels from our sight.

Strong souls and willing hands we need,
Our temple to repair;
Remove the gathering dust of years,
And show the model fair.

We slumber while the present calls,
But darkness grows with rest;
Wouldst thou see truth? To action wake,—
Do the divine behest.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #295

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First Line: Beneath the thick but struggling clouds

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #295Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #295Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #871Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d61
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #590Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #569Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d54
The Gospel Psalmist #366Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #387Page Scan



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