Scripture Verse

I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. Genesis 9:13

Introduction

portrait
Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1914.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
Noah Giving Thanks
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Lyrics

Be not wea­ry or cast down,
When the heav­ens seem to frown,
There’s a rain­bow on the cloud for you!
’Tis an arch of pro­mise bright,
Earnest of un­fad­ing light
Pouring from a sky of ra­di­ant blue.

Refrain

There’s a rain­bow on the cloud for you,
There’s a pro­mise that is sure and true;
Yes, the storm will pass away;
There will dawn a bright­er day—
There’s a rain­bow on the cloud for you.

He whose word re­buked the storm
Now is able to per­form
Every word He whis­pers to your heart;
Wholly lean upon Him, then,
For the sun will shine again,
And the sha­dows ev­er­more de­part.

Refrain

There’s a rain­bow on the cloud!
Tho’ your soul is sor­row-bowed,
Lift your voice to praise the Lord to­day;
There’s a rain­bow ’round the throne;
In its glo­ry we will own
That He led us in His per­fect way.

Refrain