In God's own time

If over thy way dark clouds are cast

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Tune: [If over thy way dark clouds are cast]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If o’er thy way dark clouds are cast,
Look up with faith till they are past,
The sun will surely shine at last,
In God’s own time, in God’s own time.

Chorus:
Then do not fear, though dark the night;
But rise on wings of faith sublime,
For ev’rything will come out right,
In God’s own time, in God’s own time.

2 Hast thou pray’d long and fervently,
And yet no answer came to thee?
Thy pray’r will sometime answer’d be,
In God’s own time, in God’s own time. [Chorus]

3 Look up with joy, nor longer weep,
Thy God will ev’ry promise keep,
And thou wilt yet the harvest reap,
In God’s own time, in God’s own time. [Chorus]

4 Tho’ thro’ the glass thou cans’t not see,
And wonder why some things must be,
Yet thou wilt know each mystery,
In God’s own time, in God’s own time. [Chorus]

5 And would’st thou be forever blest?
Just trust in God and do thy best,
Then thou shalt enter into rest,
In God’s own time, in God’s own time. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #128

Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If over thy way dark clouds are cast
Title: In God's own time
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: Then do not fear, though dark the night
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bright Melodies #112

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Praise and Rejoicing #72

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Songs for Work and Worship #128

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #77

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