In the Summer of God's love

Look aloft the clouds are breaking

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Look aloft! the clouds are breaking]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Look aloft! the clouds are breaking,
There’s a rainbow in the sky,
Blessed promise of our Saviour,
That the light of hope is nigh;
Through the storm and through the sunshine,
To the mansions fair above,
I am walking, ever walking,
In the summer of his love.

Refrain:
In the summer, blessed summer,
In the summer of God’s love,
Sing, my soul, in glad hosannas!
For the summer of God’s love.

2 What have I to fear, though sorrows
Round me like the billows roll?
In the secret of his presence,
He will safely keep my soul.
Are there trials and temptations?
I can face them with a smile,
For this life will soon be over;
It is such a little while. [Refrain]

3 So I’m walking in the summer
Of his love, so pure and bright,
Watching, waiting, looking ever
For the coming of the light,
Blessed light of heaven’s morning,
When my Saviour’s face I’ll see,
And my lips shall sing his praises
Through a long eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #50

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Look aloft the clouds are breaking
Title: In the Summer of God's love
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Copyright: Public Domain

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