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Lyr Req: 'Til the Storm Passes By (Mosie Lister)

19 May 97 - 06:32 PM (#5396)
Subject: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)
From: Nathan Sarvis (

I heard this hymn as a child on a recording by Evangelist Lester Roloff (in late 60s). Haven't been able to find it anywhere. Can anyone help with complete lyrics and any info on writer and year written.

26 May 97 - 02:19 PM (#5762)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)

The song you are looking for is titled 'Til The Storm Passes By It was written by Mosie Lister. The chorus starts off with the phrase "Til the storm passes over" but the actual title is 'Til The Storm Passes By. I have the lyrics, if you want. However, I would suggest you purchase the accompaniment soundtrack (if you are a singer) from DAYWIND (1-800-635-9581), the lyrics are included with the cassett tape. You can also purchse the score with lyrics from your local Christian book supply store. It is in the "Bill Gaither Homecoming Souvenir Songbook" Collectors Edition. The book is blue colored. There are several other Bill Gaither song books that have just about every Southern Gospel song you can imagine. The price of the songbook is around $23.00

I'm looking for the lyrics and score to "If God Didn't Care" It was sung by The Statesmen and Jake Hess. I have the record already. If you have any information on this, it would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day!

29 Aug 06 - 03:02 AM (#1821407)
Subject: ADD: Til the Storm Passes By (Mosie Lister)
From: Joe Offer

Gee, an unanswered request from the very first year of Mudcat - requested over nine years ago. For the heck of it, I'm going to send an e-mail to the requester.
-Joe Offer-

'Til The Storm Passes By
(Mosie Lister, 1958)

In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face,
While the storm howls above me and there's no hiding place.
'Mid the crash of the thunder, precious Lord, hear my cry,
Keep me safe 'til the storm passes by.

'Til the storm passes over,
'Til the thunder sounds no more,
'Til the clouds roll forever from the sky,
Hold me fast, let me stand
In the hollow of Thy hand;
Keep me safe 'til the storm passes by.

Many times Satan whispered, "There is no need to try,
For there's no end of sorrow; There's no hope by and by."
But I know Thou art with me, and tomorrow I'll rise
Where the storm never darkens the skies.

When the long night has ended, and the storms come no more,
Let me stand in Thy presence on that bright, peaceful shore.
In that land where the tempest never comes, Lord may I
Dwell with Thee, when the storm passes by.

© 1958, 1986, by Lillenas Publishing Company
from the Celebration Hymnal

01 Sep 06 - 05:20 PM (#1824949)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes By (Over?) (Hymn)
From: Haruo

Pavlina and I did this as a duet, followed by "Under His Wings", for Special Music at Fremont Baptist last month. We got them (and the little piano interlude between) from the Nazarene hymnal Sing to the Lord, which is the hymnal used by First Baptist Church of Malden, Massachusetts, where I visited in July (the pastor gave me a copy). FWIW Lillenas, the copyright holder, is the Nazarene brand. Anyway, here's a melody MIDI: LISTER: (Click to Play).

Our accompanist (my former and we hope our future roommate) wanted us to do three songs, following these two up with "Jesus Saves", but we talked him out of it.


09 Apr 07 - 11:43 PM (#2021057)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)

Is there any way you can help me find the duet songbook, "Restore
My soul" where the song, "Till the Storm Passes Over" is also

My 1955 high school physics teacher wants those songs sang in her
funeral (that's her wish).

I'll pay any price.

Thank you so much.



10 Apr 07 - 02:53 AM (#2021130)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)
From: Azizi

Two young girls who belonged to a Church of God In Christ {COGIC} congregation taught this uptempo gospel song to my daughter in the mid 1980s. And she sung it for me.

Here are the words as I remember them:


Encourage my soul
and let us journey on
for the night is dark
and I am far from home.
Thanks be to God
the morning light appears

The storm is passing over *
The storm is passing over

The storm is passing over hallelu

I found this online as a google cache html version of the file

Sorry, for some reason I can't hyperlink to it. But you can google this under these key words: encourage my soul and let us journey on.

* over is pronounced "o-vah"

10 Apr 07 - 03:03 AM (#2021134)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)
From: Azizi

Using the same key words "encourage my soul and let us journey on"
I also found this google cache article of the file

Here's an excerpt from page 5 of that article:

"Stewardship Season 2007
On Gratefulness

by Christina Creveling

Thank you! Thank you!
"Encourage my soul and let us journey o-o-on." That's the opening of the first song that Rev. D. Mark Wilson, FCCB Gospel Choir Director, taught to the assorted folk who showed up for the first practice a year ago. I was thrilled by this music: the sincerity of the message, the imagery, the force of the voices. This tradition of music is connected to the spirit of life in a way that I had hungered for; actually per-forming it was an additional dimension I couldn't have imagined until doing it. After "Encourage My Soul," we learned "Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory." What a long way from the hymns of my Presbyterian/Episcopalian/Congregationalist back-ground! Since losing my elder genera-tion, the regular hymns of any Christian tradition often make me cry. But this African American tradition of music is so different in structure and in spirit that I don't weep. When we sang the refrain, "the storm is passing over" (sung O-vah), ending with "Hallelu!" I felt, what more could pos-sibly help with the stages of life, crises, and changes that we all experience? The music gives me a focus and a joy that hasn't come to me through any other experience. I am grateful beyond my ability to express it.

I say "thank you" to Stacy Nelson, whose invitation, "Christina, I bet you like to sing!" got me to the very first rehearsals. I'm so grateful to FCCB for forming this choir, for Mark Wilson including us in his ministry, for every single one of us who has shown up again and again to enable this to con-tinue to happen. I am so grateful for my life having been changed by what I experience as a spiritual practice and a physical empowerment".

10 Apr 07 - 03:24 AM (#2021139)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)
From: Azizi

Here's a brief YouTube video of this song:

Added October 03, 2006; From rphamrick

This is a clip of Bobby Hamrick and Todd Suttles singing "Encourage My Soul" in Murfreesboro, TN

Encourage My Soul
Added October 03, 2006;From rphamrick


This isn't the same exact tune that I learned, but it's quite similar.


Here's a YouTube choir which sings the entire song but this time given under the title "The Storm Is Passing Over" {same song different title}

This is just about the same tune that I learned, though the choir's diction is much better than what I use when I sing this song


Poteet Choir Select - The Storm Is Passing Over

Added January 05, 2007;From pburnam
Poteet High School-Fall Concert 2006

10 Apr 07 - 03:53 AM (#2021158)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)
From: Azizi

Btw, in Christina Creveling's comments that I excerpted in my Vritthe my 10 Apr 07 - 03:03 AM post on this thread, she wrote that "After "Encourage My Soul," we learned "Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory.".

I find that very interesting since "Hallelujah, Salvation, and Glory" was another song that those same girls and my daughter and she taught me in the mid 1980s. Actually, I had my own private concert when these 9 year old and 8 year old girls sang Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory and "Encourage My Soul" for me.

Here's the words that I found online for that song:

He Is Wonderful
Jeferry LaValley

All praises be to the King of kings,
and the Lord our God,
He is wonderful

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,
He is wonderful

Hallelujah salvation and glory,
honor and power,
He is wonderful

For the Lord our God is mighty
The Lord our God is omnipotent,
our God, He is wonderful

Sing adding 1 part at a time. First alto, then soprano,
then tenor, and bass last. Then take the parts out starting
with bass and finally going to just alto. As the ending sing
it with everyone"

The 'version' that I learned started with the section listed above as soprano.

Here's a short YouTube video of a trio singing this song.
Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory #2

Added August 28, 2006; From godamazing
"a capella: "for THE LORD our GOD IS MIGHTY"

Notice the man adding juba pats {chest body patting} to his handclapping. His singing part is the one that I remember learning.

Also note that this song apparently is known by three different titles: "Hallelujah, Salvation, and Glory"; "He Is Wonderful", and "The Lord our God Is Mighty" {though I don't often find this last title used for this song}

10 Apr 07 - 04:36 PM (#2021653)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

"Till the Storm Passes By," lyrics and midi, also at
Hymn Index

Contains a number of hymns not in Cyberhymnal.

21 Jun 08 - 10:23 AM (#2371408)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)
From: GUEST,Robert Ticharwa

That Mosie Lister masterpiece inspires my christian journey. Could someone enhance by telling me the special circumstances surrounding the writing of the song.God often speaks that deeply through circumstances

28 Apr 09 - 10:05 PM (#2620898)
Subject: RE: Till the Storm Passes Over (Hymn)

There was a choir that sang this song do you have any ideas it was in the early 90s

27 Jun 09 - 11:45 PM (#2666262)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Til the Storm Passes By (Mosie Lister)
From: GUEST,Dee

This was my dad's favorite song. As he lay dying in March 2006, my sisters, mother and I sang this to him. The 3rd verse gave us great comfort:"When the long night has ended, and the storms come no more. Let me stand in Your presence on that bright, peaceful shore. In that land where the tempest never comes, Lord may I dwell with Thee 'til the storm passes by." As we sang the end of the chorus, we were able to release Dad into the loving arms of Jesus (...Hold him fast, let him stand, in the hollow of your hand, keep him safe 'til the storm passes by.") It was a special moment - a holy time. It a comfort to all of us and a testimony as we shared our experience with others

13 Aug 09 - 09:57 AM (#2699394)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Til the Storm Passes By (Mosie Lister)
From: GUEST,Mary

I had the privilege of hearing and even seeing Mosie Lister sing this song.
Lately as I watch family, friends, and acquaintances struggle through illnesses, problems, and now the whole world stuggling through storms,
I appreciate this song more than ever.
May we all look to Him who can calm the storms and bring us through.

10 Nov 13 - 12:09 AM (#3574315)
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10 Nov 13 - 03:44 PM (#3574476)
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