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Roll the clouds away

The way is dark before me

Author: A. J. Fish
Tune: [The way is dark before me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The way is dark before me,
Black clouds are o’er me spread;
The tempest gathers round me,
And forms above my head.
The sun hath ceased its shining,
And weary grows the day;
Oh, hear my prayer, my Father,
And roll the clouds away.

Oh, roll the clouds away,
Oh, roll the clouds away,
Oh, roll the clouds away,
And send a brighter, better day.

2 The dreary rain is falling,
The clouds are flying past;
The angry lightning flashes,
The thunder’s rolling fast;
I’m waiting still, my Father,
And longing for the day,
When Thou shalt calm the tempest,
And roll the clouds away. [Refrain]

3 O Lord, dispel the darkness,
And let me see the light;
Oh, break away the tempest,
And let the sunshine bright;
Oh, speak the rain from falling,
Oh, clear my soul’s sad day;
Oh, stop the thunder’s rolling,
Oh, roll the clouds away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9333

Author: A. J. Fish

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Text Information

First Line: The way is dark before me
Title: Roll the clouds away
Author: A. J. Fish
Refrain First Line: O roll the clouds away


The Cyber Hymnal #9333
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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