The Great Storm is Over

  • Words and music by Bob Franke The Great Storm Is Over - Christine Lavin Presents - Follow That Road
  • John McCutcheon, Water from Another Time The Great Storm is Over - Water from Another Time
  • Peter, Paul and Mary, In These Times How Can I Keep From Singing? / The Great Storm Is Over - In These Times (Remastered)

The thunder and lightning gave voice to the night,
The little lame child cried aloud in her fright,
Hush little baby, a story I’ll tell,
Of a love that has vanquished the powers of hell.

CHORUS:
Alleluia, the great storm is over,
Lift up your wings and fly!
Alleluia, the great storm is over,
Lift up your wings and fly!

Sweetness in the air and justice on the wind
Laughter in the house where the mourners have been
The deaf shall have music, the blind have new eyes
The standards of death taken down by surprise.

Release for the captives, an end to the wars
New streams in the desert, new hope for the poor,
The little lame children will dance as they sing,
And play with the bears and the lions in spring.

Hush little baby, let go of your fear,
The Lord loves his own and your mother is here,
The child fell asleep as the lantern did burn,
The mother sang on ’til her Bridegroom’s return.

Rise up SingingOver the last year or so, after my family was privileged to see John McCutcheon in concert, this song has become one of my new favorite hymns. Lyrics and chords are found in Rise Up Singing, a songbook we have enjoyed since the girls were young (cf. Rise Up Singing demos by Matthew Vaughn).

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