Scripture Verse

With clouds He covers the light. Job 36:32


Sara L. Oberholtzer (1841–1930)

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 (1855–1933)


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.