Song Lyric Sunday/Song of the Day: B. J. Thomas, “Mighty Clouds of Joy”

This week, Jim asked for songs with "breeze, cloud, sky, wind" in the title, lyrics, or songs that strongly suggest them otherwise. I’m going with a song with a spiritual bent.

I’ve always liked the song "Mighty Clouds of Joy" as sung by B. J. Thomas. It was written by Buddy Buie (who worked with Roy Orbison, Classics IV, and Atlanta Rhythm Section) and Robert Nix, who was ARS’s drummer, and was recorded by B. J. in 1971 for his album Greatest Hits, Vol. 2. It reached #8 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #34 on the Hot 100 in the US, and #25 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #26 on the Hot Canadian Singles chart in Canada.

The lyrics are from MetroLyrics:

Those old bad dreams
Been sleeping in your head
Those old dark clouds
Been hanging around your head
But all your hard times
Will vanish in the wind
When the mighty clouds of joy
Come rolling in
Ohhhh, Holy Jesus
Let your love seize us
Oh, let us find sweet peace within
Hallelujah!
Happiness begins,
When the mighty clouds of joy
Come rolling in.
Those old storm clouds
Are slowly drifting by
And those old raindrops
Are fading from your eyes
And oh, Mr. Sun,
Gonna shine on us again
When the mighty clouds of joy
Come rolling in
Ohhhh, Holy Jesus
Let your love seize us
Oh, let us find sweet peace within
Hallelujah!
Happiness begins,
When the mighty clouds of joy
Come rolling in
Holy Jesus
Won’t you let your love seize us
Let us find sweet peace within
Hallelujah!
Happiness begins,
When the mighty clouds of joy
Come rolling in

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday (and Song of the Day) for February 28, 2021.

24 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday/Song of the Day: B. J. Thomas, “Mighty Clouds of Joy”

  1. I love B.J. Thomas, he has some powerful vocals! This was a great song! Did you know how there is a group with the same name?

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    1. It didn’t get as popular as some of his others. It might not have gotten any play if “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” didn’t do as well as it did

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    1. He was really popular, and I guess he still is in the contemporary Christian market. I like his voice, and this is a particularly uplifting song.

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    1. It never quite made the Top 20 nationally, but I think it got a little more airplay in Chicago. It’s one of those things where I wanted to hear it again, and I figured there were a few more people who did. Glad you liked it!

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