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Sometimes the sky is overcast

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1 Sometimes the sky is overcast,
I fear to lose my way;
Until the storm be over-past,
O keep me safe, I pray.
In darkness, danger, and in doubt,
My heart is sore dismayed,
But "I will trust in Thee, O Lord,
What time I am afraid."

2 Accusing Conscience, like a flame,
Within my spirit burns,
The tempter speaks of wrath and shame,
My soul in anguish turns.
To Him whose blood atones for me,
On whom my heart is stayed,
For "I will trust in Thee O Lord,
What time I am afraid."

3 From all the unknown future days,
My timid heart recoils,
But known to God are all my ways,
And all my cares and toils.
The wisdom, pow'r, and might are Thine,
But mine the promised aid,
And "I will trust in Thee O Lord,
What time I am afraid."

4 When twilight shadows softly fall,
And night comes on apace,
In life and death, O Lord of all,
I would behold Thy face.
The final hour, Oh! let me meet
In peace, and undismayed,
For "I will trust in Thee O Lord,
What time I am afraid."

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #93

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Sometimes the sky is overcast
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: I will trust in thee, O Lord



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #91Page Scan
Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #93TextPage Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #433Page Scan
Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #76Page Scan
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #14Page Scan
The Canadian Hymnal #d337
The Canadian Hymnal #d337
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d319
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