Make It Through The Storm (a.k.a. We’ll Make It Through The Storm) was initially recorded in Summer 1976 at Moon Sound in Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Aces, Baby, Diamond Eyes, Don’t Forget, Don’t Hold Back, Fantasy, I’m Yours, Jelly Jam (which was later used as the instrumental portion of Just As Long As We’re Together), Leaving For New York, Love Is Forever (later renamed My Love Is Forever), Since We’ve Been Together, Surprise and Soft And Wet).
It’s likely that in 1976-1977, Make It Through The Storm (As "We’ll Make It Through The Storm") was cut again at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Together with Just As Long As We’re Together it was the last track on a tape that also featured Jelly Jam (as a separate track, later released as part of Just As Long As We’re Together), Baby, Soft And Wet and My Love Is Forever.
Prince gave full credit for Make It Through The Storm to Chris Moon in exchange for full credit on My Love Is Forever, which Moon also wrote lyrics for, but was omitted as composer.
A rockier version was recorded for possible inclusion on Prince’s first album For You on 4 November 1977 at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California. The track was included as the third track on a 1977 configuration of the album (as We’ll Make It Through The Storm), but was removed as the album underwent changes prior to release.
Prince then re-recorded the song with Sue Ann Carwell on lead vocals in Summer 1978, at Prince’s France Avenue Home Studio in Edina, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Since We’ve Been Together, Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? and I’m Saving It Up) for a short-lived project with her (renamed Suzie Stone for the occasion).
Although Prince’s versions remain unreleased, Sue Ann Carwell released a version of the song in 1981, as the b-side of her single Let Me Let You Rock Me, with newly recorded but essentially the same music, credited on the single to Chris Moon, Prince’s credit is omitted.