There shall come a brighter day

Do the clouds oft veil your sky

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Do the clouds oft veil your sky]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Do the clouds oft veil your sky,
As the toilsome days go by?
Labor on—wait, watch, and pray,
There shall come a brighter day!

Refrain:
Yes, there shall come a brighter day,
All the teardrops wiped away,
Harp and crown and white array,
There shall come a brighter day!

2 Do the waves of sorrow toss?
Do you meet with pain and loss?
Cling to Christ, trust and obey—
There shall come a brighter day! [Refrain]

3 Do the chast’nings seem severe?
Does your path way seem most drear?
Bear your cross without dismay—
There shall come a brighter day! [Refrain]

4 Trust in God, who knoweth best
Why the sorrow and unrest;
Love and trust Him, tho’ He slay—
There shall come a brighter day! [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #101

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do the clouds oft veil your sky
Title: There shall come a brighter day
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Yes, there shall come a brighter day



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