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The Storm Is Passing Over

Representative Text

1 Courage, my soul, and let us journey on,
Tho’ the night is dark it won’t be very long.
Thanks be to God, the morning light appears,
And the storm is passing over, Hallelujah!

Refrain:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
The storm is passing over,
Hallelujah!

2 Billows rolling high, and thunder shakes the ground,
Lightning's flash and tempest all around,
Jesus walks the sea and calms the angry waves,
And the storm is passing over, Hallelujah! [Refrain]

3 The stars have disappeared, and distant lights are dim,
My soul is filled with fears, the seas are breaking in.
I hear the Master cry, "Be not afraid, ’tis I,"
And the storm will soon be over, Hallelujah! [Refrain]

4 Soon we shall reach the distant shining shore,
Free from all the storms we’ll rest forevermore.
Safe within the veil, we’ll furl the riven sail,
And the storms will all be over, Hallelujah! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Zion #58

Author: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Courage, my soul, and let us journey on
Title: The Storm Is Passing Over
Author: Charles Albert Tindley (1905)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

"The storm is passing over" was originally published as a hymn in Charles Tindley's Soul Echoes (1905). It did not gain significant popularity until it was adapted as a gospel choir arrangement by Donald Vails, as recorded on his albums In Deep Water (1976) and Yesterday, Today, and Forever (1985). This arrangement has largely superceded Tindley's original hymn in terms of usage and performance.

Tune

[Courage my soul and let us journey on] (Tindley)


[Take courage my soul and let us journey on] (Vails)

"The storm is passing over" was originally published as a hymn in Charles Tindley's Soul Echoes (1905). It did not gain significant popularity until it was adapted as a gospel choir arrangement by Donald Vails, as recorded on his album Yesterday, Today, and Forever (1985). This arrangement has large…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6344
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Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #427

Beams of Heaven #4

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #595

Text

Songs of Zion #58

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The Cyber Hymnal #6344

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