Blue Skies and Rainbows

By on December 8, 2006

Blue skies and rainbows
And sunbeams from heaven.
Are what I can see when
My Lord is living in me.

CHORUS:Jesus is well and alive today,
He makes His home in my heart.
Never more will I be all alone since He
Promised me that we never would part.

Green grass and flowers,
All blooming in springtime,
Are works of the Master
I live for each day.

Tall mountains, green valleys,
The beauty that surrounds me.
All make me aware of the One
Who made it all.

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24 thoughts on “Blue Skies and Rainbows”

  1. love this song i also learn this song at bible camp, but what i like to know, is this song in the book songs of faith and praise ,and if it is what number would it be at or how is it written in the index

    By Moses Martinez -- December 2, 2017
  2. Well, it seems that I have missed many of these posts through the last decade. Sorry bout that! If any of you would like a copy of the simplest version of Jesus is Well and Alive Today, I’ll be happy to scan and send.

    Thank you all for your gracious comments! Gary Mabry

    By Gary Mabry -- September 21, 2017
    • Gary,
      We sure are grateful that you have written such an endearing and truthful hymn. Nine years ago I posted a congregational singing of your song to YouTube. It now has 45,000 views. Several years ago you commented on YouTube with some backstory about flying in and being inspired to write the lyrics. That was super uplifting. Thank you. I announced that you had commented from the pulpit before leading. I record multitrack a cappella hymns myself. I also write. I recorded “Jesus is well and alive today” today. I would love for you to put your ears on some of my work. My username on YouTube is neanderpaul. The congregational hymns are on church0fchrist.
      That’s a zero in place of the “o”.
      In His service
      Paul Mays

      By Paul Mays -- October 2, 2017
  3. Funny, a girl that I went to church with in the late 70’s said SHE wrote this….. it was a Church of Christ, and she told us the “music” comes from an old hymnal. …
    I have not been able to find anyone who knows the old hymn, but I’d hate to think that I was lied to for years – she was the wife of the youth minister!!! Wow!!!
    Mesquite Texas

    By Jamie -- May 26, 2014
  4. This one boy from my kids kingdom class (in the International Church of Christ) used to always request this song. So much so that when he wasn’t there, this one girl would say “[boy’s name] isn’t here! let’s sing Blue Skies and Rainbows.” For a long time I resented this song for having to sing it so many times.

    Now that I’m older, I appreciate it so much. I find so much comfort and love in the lyrics. “Jesus is well and alive today. He makes His home in my heart. Nevermore will I be alone since he promised me that we never would part.”

    Thank you, Gary Mabry for writing this song.

    By Rachel -- September 18, 2013
  5. I want to thank you. This song and vbs for me go hand in hand. I am now 42 and teaching my son this song. Sadly my ability to sing is similar to wet cat trapped in burlap sack. (probably worse). My torture of your gift aside it still makes me and my son smile. What a great gift you have given the world.

    By William -- March 18, 2013
  6. I love this song and learned it at camp Manatawny a church of Christ camp my sisters and I went to as kids! I’m going to teach this to my son when he is born!
    -Ivy Johnson

    By Iedlow -- September 3, 2011
  7. This is a beautiful song.. i started to sing this to my daughters but i only knew the chorus. I also listened to this song in bible study- Church of Christ el paso, Texas

    By Fran -- March 1, 2011
  8. I sang this song in mid-80’s at Camp Niati (spelling??) in Alabama- I think it was a Church fo Christ summer camp- my best friend Sunny took me along as her guest…that song has been a part of my walk ever since!
    I sing it to my kids at bedtime.

    By Sarah Morgan -- December 9, 2010
  9. When Gary Mabry was teaching at ACU (Abilene Christian University) in 1977 or 1978, this and a few other songs that he wrote were used in worship services, youth meetings, etc. They were published in a little paperback song book with a variety of other contemporary Christian songs. (Think it was called “Rejoice!”) Don’t know if they were also published in any traditional hymnals later, but they were great praise songs. Thanks for blessing us with your music, Mr. Mabry!

    By Stacey -- October 15, 2010
  10. Hi I have been wondering about this song for years! I can still remember singing it at youth camp! I want to teach it to my kids but I only know one part. Is there any where that I can find a copy of the music?

    By Erica -- May 21, 2010
  11. I grew up with this song(Church of Christ). I remember it well. Wanted to see if I
    could find the lyrics. The music is still there just needed the words.
    Thanks Gary Mabry for a song that has stuck with me for 35 years.

    By Teresa -- September 30, 2009
  12. Hey I was wondering if anyone can tell me where to download this song for my kids??? I love it!

    By amber -- August 9, 2009
  13. Can anyone tell me how I can get the sheet music, melody or any music to go with Blue Skies and Rainbows.


    By Peggy -- June 24, 2009
  14. Just a note that I wrote this song in 1971 under the title Jesus is Well and Alive Today. Thank you for sharing the text. God Bless, Gary L. Mabry

    By Gary Mabry -- August 21, 2008
    • Wow I remeber this song from the 80,s we used to sing it in our youth retreat ?

      I was wondering arre you from the Church of Christ ?


      By Tom -- March 13, 2009
    • WOW, I’ve been singing this song for years and just learned today that one of our Elders was actually WITH Mr. Mabry when he wrote this song!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Mr. Mabry for such a wonderful song!!!!!

      By Kate -- October 25, 2009
    • I have been requested to sing this song at a funeral but searched deeply for the musical score with no luck. Where can I find the musical score for this??

      Thank you.

      By Melodie Copeland -- December 4, 2009
    • Mr. Mabry,

      We have a 5 year old little girl in our congregation that would like to lead your song at the Lads to Leaders convention this year. We cannot find the sheet music anywhere. Do you have any advice?

      Thank you for your time,
      Patti James

      By Patti -- January 25, 2012
      • Patti, I don’t think that Mr. Mabry actively checks this post. He might, but I doubt it.

        By Garrett Boon -- January 26, 2012
    • Hi Gary, I was in the congregation in Abilene, Texas when I first heard this song that you wrote. I was so impressed that you wrote it. How is Marilyn? I look forward to hearing from you. My name is Coretha Gantling. I was married to Willard Bowe. Blessings Sis G Coretha Gantling.

      By Coretha Gantling /Bowe -- March 29, 2016
      • Hi Gary, yes I was at the congregation in Abilene, Texas when you first sang the song. I was so impressed. It is a beautiful song that God gave you. God bless you.

        By Coretha Gantling /Bowe -- March 29, 2016
    • Thanks so much! Will never forget this and it meant more than you will ever know!- xo, Holly Sparlin Sargeant, ACU grad 1990

      By Holly Sparlin Sargeant -- February 14, 2017

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