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Behind the cloud

If a cloud should come between us

Author: Eva Best
Tune: [If a cloud should come between us]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If a cloud should come between us
And the splendor of the sun,
If the rays of golden sunlight
Should be hidden one by one,
If across the stream and meadow
Suddenly a darkness came,
Should we question for a moment
That the sun shone just the same?

And tho’ life itself seems clouded,
With the darkness of despair,
Just remember that the shadow
Proves the light is always there.

2 If we hold to wrong opinions
Till they form a mighty wall,
If we harbor thoughts of error,
And forget that God is all,
If we live in mortal darkness,
Are we not ourselves to blame,
Since God’s truth beyond the shadow
Shines in splendor just the same? [Refrain]

3 Although pain and sin and sorrow
Seem to darken earthly days,
We may learn a simple lesson
From the sun’s obstructed rays,
And tho’ life itself seems clouded
With the darkness of despair,
Just remember that the shadow
Proves the light is always there. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #106

Author: Eva Best

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Text Information

First Line: If a cloud should come between us
Title: Behind the cloud
Author: Eva Best
Refrain First Line: And though life itself seems clouded
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day No. 5 #106

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #452

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