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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

When the dark clouds of trouble pass over

When the dark clouds of trouble pass over

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [When the dark clouds of trouble]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the dark clouds of trouble pass over,
And the sun shines again in the blue;
Oh, rejoice in God’s love, and remember,
It was just what he promised to do.

Refrain:
It was just what he promised to do,
Our Savior so faithful and true;
Oh, rejoice in his love, and remember,
It was just what he promised to do.

2 When the rivers of sorrow run deepest,
And in safety he beareth you thro’,
On the shores of his mercy, remember,
It was just what he promised to do. [Refrain]

3 As you daily go forth to the conflict,
By his might every foe he’ll subdue;
In the glad day of vict’ry, remember,
It was just what he promised to do. [Refrain]

4 At the close of this life’s little journey,
When his glory shall burst on your view,
As you enter his presence, remember,
It was just what he promised to do. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #2

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the dark clouds of trouble pass over
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: It was just what he promised to do

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Songs of Revival Power #2

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #566

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United Praise #2

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