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Love's Rainbow

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1 Life is not a cloudless journey,
Storms and darkness oft oppress,
But the Father's changeless mercy,
Comes to cheer the heart's distress;
Heavy clouds may darkly hover,
Hiding all faith's view above.
But across the thickest darkness,
Shines the rainbow of His love.

After storm the rainbow shineth
Promise writ in light above;
Even so across our sorrow
Shines the rainbow of His love.

2 Dark the clouds and wild the tempest;
Turn, oh, turn thy longing eyes!
See afar, the Father's promise,
Out of gloom, in light arise;
See the glowing, gleaming colors,
Father's love to us they prove;
He hath promised; He is faithful,
'Tis the rainbow of His love. [Chorus]

3 Never fear, nor be discouraged,
Tho' life's journey dark appear,
Travel on, by faith upholden,
"God is love" oh, tho't of cheer!
When thy path seems hid in shadow,
Look with fearless eyes above;
Spanning o'er thy deepest sorrow,
Shines the rainbow of His love. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #538

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life is not a cloudless journey
Title: Love's Rainbow
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: After storm the rainbow shineth
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christ in Song #538

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