The Skies Are Always Bright Up There

Though the shadows gather over our pathway here

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Though the shadows gather o'er our pathway here]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Though the shadows gather o’er our pathway here,
Though the day may not be bright and fair,
Yet the thought of Heaven brings us hope and cheer,
For the skies are always bright up there.

Refrain:
Oh, the skies are always bright up there,
Yes, the skies are always bright up there;
No storm clouds hover o’er the city of our God,
For the skies are always bright up there.

2 Night ne’er draws her curtains o’er that peaceful shore,
There ’tis light forever, everywhere;
There the gloom of midnight we shall know no more,
For the skies are always bright up there. [Refrain]

3 So through clouds and shadows we will wend our way,
Till we reach that city bright and fair;
Then we’ll rest forever in those realms of day,
For the skies are always bright up there. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12500

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the shadows gather over our pathway here
Title: The Skies Are Always Bright Up There
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O the skies are always bright up there
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12500
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12500

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