If Clouds Blot Out The Sunshine


If clouds blot out the sunshine
Along the path you tread,
Don’t grieve in hopeless fashion,
And sigh for brightness fled;
Beyond the clouds the sunlight
Shines in God’s changeless plan,
Trust that the way will brighten,
And do the best you can.

Refrain:
Then do your best,
Yes, do the best you can;
Then do your best,
Yes, do the best you can;
Let not your courage falter,
Keep faith in God and man,
And all along life’s pathway
Do just the best you can.

Away with vain repining!
Sing songs of hope and cheer,
Till many a weary comrade,
Grows strong of heart to hear;
He who sings over trouble,
With faith in God above,
Sees thro’ earth’s clouds the sunshine
Of God’s eternal love. [Refrain]

So in the time of trouble
Let not your courage fail,
The clouds must sometime vanish,
The sun at last prevail;
Trust we th’eternal goodness,
The all-wise Father’s plan,
And, brave with hope and courage,
Do just the best you can. [Refrain]