1 There's a light in the cloud hanging over the way,
It sparkles with comfort,--that beautiful ray,
A gleam from the rainbow that circles the throne;
Our Father is reigning, and cares for His own.
There's a light, blessed light,
Look above! Look above!
What ever of sorrow our path may enshroud,
There's always, yes always, a light in the cloud.
2 Theres' a light in the cloud, and it shines from the cross
Where love everlasting transformed pain and loss;
Since Jesus so loves us, oh, let us believe
There's blessing intended in all we receive. [Refrain]
3 There's a light in the cloud, let us trust and not fear,
'T will widen and brighten till shades disappear;
We know that each radiant promise we see
Is pledge of a time when all darkness shall flee. [Refrain]
4 There's a light in the cloud that fore-tokens the home
Where storms never gather, where nights never come;
Then look up, rejoicing, and sing of the love
That sends down sweet beams from the glory above. [Refrain]
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 >