When you hear the thunder booming, when you see the lightning flash, When the castles you have builded have all fallen with a crash, And when everything about you has all crumbled to decay, If you’ll just start right in praying, you can pray the clouds away.
Refrain: Pray the clouds away, the dreary clouds so dark and gray; Pray unto the Lord, believe the promise of His word; Clouds are like the snow: when shines the sun, they all must go; Pray until you pray, and you will pray the clouds away.
When old Satan keeps tormenting, telling you a lot of lies, Then again, it seems the shadows come to veil your sunny skies; When he laughs at all your weakness, and he mocks you as you pray, Once again just start in praying, and you’ll pray the clouds away.
Other people seem to prosper, while it seems God keeps you poor, You can scarcely make expenses, keep the wolf back from the door; Then you gaze upon your loved ones through the eyes by tears made dim, Thinking of the needed comforts—but their needs are known to Him.
When the enemy keeps whisp’ring that the Lord’s forgotten you, When the poorhouse and its terrors keep appearing on the view, Just remember dear old David, that from youth to age he said, “I’ve not seen the just forsaken, nor God’s children begging bread.”
Even death itself was conquered by our Savior on the tree; He exposed its reign of terror—made it harmless as can be; Death is swallowed up in vic’try—when it comes your way just sing, And you’ll find it is a bluffer, since Christ took away its sting.
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