CLOUD OF GLADNESS
Scripture: Revelation 1:7
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: There are clouds that come in springtime Bringing showers fresh and clean; Making flowers show their beauty, Making ev’ry meadow green. There are stormclouds dark and angry, Often making man afraid; Other clouds seem but to tell me, “Rest you here within my shade.”
Verse 2: There are clouds that reach the heavens, Far away out in the west; Standing high in flaming slendor While the sun lies down to rest. Clouds aglow so oft have shown me Golden paths that span the sea; Are they like the path that leads me When my Savior calls for me?
Verse 3: No, but there’s a cloud up yonder, Cloud like none that man has known, One to bear my Savior downward When He comes to take me home; Then I’ll bend my knee with others, And my soul will surely cry, “Cloud of Gladness, Awesome Shadow!” Shade me some day by and by.