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When judgment thunders cloud the sky

When judgment thunders cloud the sky

Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Tune: [When judgment thunders cloud the sky]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When judgment thunders cloud the sky,
And storms are downward hurled,
The ark of God comes floating by
To save a drowning world.

Refrain:
In the ark, in the ark, there is room for you and me,
And a refuge from the overwhelming flood.
’Tis the day of grace, Jesus makes salvation free,
And there’s safety in the ark of God.

2 Upon the billows wide and dark,
By raging tempests tossed,
The Savior throws His precious ark
Wide open for the lost. [Refrain]

3 I’m lost without, I’m safe within,
To wait I can’t afford;
I enter, and there shuts me in
The love of Christ the Lord. [Refrain]

4 The bow of promise spans the sea,
The rolling surges cease;
The heav’nly dove brings back to me
The olive branch of peace. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11400

Author: Russell Kelso Carter

Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When judgment thunders cloud the sky
Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Refrain First Line: In the ark, in the ark is room for you and me

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11400
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #11400

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