Though thunders roll and darkened be the sky

Though thunders roll and darkened be the sky

Author: John Lawley
Published in 2 hymnals

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THOUGH thunders roll and darkened be the sky,
I’ll trust in thee!
Though joys may fade and prospects droop and die.
I’ll trust in thee!
No light may shine upon life’s rugged way,
Sufficient is thy grace from day to day.

2 I’m not outside thy providential care,
I’ll trust in thee!
I’ll walk by faith thy chosen cross to bear,
I’ll trust in thee!
Thy will and wish I know are for the best,
This gives to me abundant peace and rest.

3 Thy word is sure, thy promise never fails,
I’ll trust in thee!
A hiding-place thou art when Hell assails,
I’ll trust in thee!
I conquer all while hiding ‘neath thy wing,
And in the storm sweet songs of triumph sing.

4 I’m pressing on towards my home in Heaven,
I’ll trust in thee!
Where crowns of life to faithful ones are given,
I’ll trust in thee!
This hope is mine, through Jesus crucified,
And all through grace I shall be glorified.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #761

Author: John Lawley

Born: December 31, 1859, Foulden, Norfolk, England. Died: September 9, 1922, Watford, Hertfordshire, England. At his memorial service, Salvation Army General Bramwell Booth said, "He sang his way through this life and he will sing his way through Eternity." Buried: Abney Park Cemetery, London, England. Son of farm worker John Lawley, young John worked on farms until his family moved to Bradford, where he became an "engine-lad." He came to a Christ at a meeting in Pullan’s Theater in Bradford, and a few months later became a Christian Missions evangelist. He wrote his first Gospel song in 1878 while serving at Jarrow-on-Tyne. He went on to work at Salvation Army (SA) corps and divisions, with SA founder William Booth for over 20… Go to person page >

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Author: John Lawley

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