The storm is passing over" was originally published as a hymn in Charles Tindley's Soul Echoes(1905). It did not gain significant popularity until it was adapted as a gospel choir arrangement by Donald Vails, as recorded on his albums In Deep Water (1976) and Yesterday, Today, and Forever (1985). This arrangement has largely superceded Tindley's original hymn in terms of usage and performance.
Take courage my soul and let us journey on, though the night is dark and I'm still far from home; praise be to God, the morning light appears. Chorus. The storm is passing over (Lord) The storm is passing over. The storm is passing over, hallelujah. Verse.
The storm is passing over. The storm is passing over. The storm is passing over, Hallelu…. Halelujah Ha-le-lu-jah The storm is passing over Hallelu…” THE STORM IS PASSING OVER. The original lyrics by Charles A. Tindley in 1905, are more extensive. O courage, my soul, and let us journey on, For tho’ the night is dark, it won’t be very long.