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The clouds will clear away

There's a golden ray through the falling rain

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [There’s a golden ray through the falling rain]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a golden ray thro’ the falling rain,
For the sun will shine again;
There’s a streak of blue thro’ the misty gray,
For the clouds will clear away.

O the clouds will clear away, by and by,
And the sunbeams flood the sky;
Look up to heav’n with a trustful eye,
For the clouds will clear away, by and by.

2 Let a song of joy cheer the darkened hours;
‘Mid the briars look for flow’rs;
Let the heart be strong in the Lord today,
For the clouds will clear away. [Refrain]

3 We will sweetly rest in the tender love
Of the King who reigns above;
If we trust his care, and his word obey,
Soon the clouds will clear away. [Refrain]

4 Far beyond the blue there’s a home of peace,
Where the stormy winds will cease;
In the fadeless glow of that perfect day
All the clouds will clear away. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #122

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a golden ray through the falling rain
Title: The clouds will clear away
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O, the clouds will clear away



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d460

Songs of the Century #d214

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #153

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The King's Praises Number 2 #62

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #122

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