Scripture Verse

With clouds He covers the light. Job 36:32


Sara L. Oberholtzer

Words: Sa­ra L. Ob­er­holtz­er, in Bright Me­lo­dies, by John R. Swe­ney & J. How­ard Ent­wisle (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1899), num­ber 37.

Music: Sverd­rup Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

Adam Geibel


Keep in heart, be ever patient,
There’s a light behind the cloud;
Be not gloomy or discouraged,
Let not mists your soul enshroud.


Oh, be patient, ever patient,
When life’s cares around you crowd;
Oh, be patient, ever patient:
There’s a light behind the cloud.

You remember Christ had trials
That were many and were sore;
And you may be only passing
O’er the ground He trod before.


You can rift the cloud with sunshine
If your heart is glad within,
And make brighter paths to travel
If you prayerfully begin.


All the light of life eternal,
That has shone the ages through,
Still exists, and is but waiting
To illuminate the true.