After the Shadows

After the shadows cometh the sunshine

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [After the shadows cometh the sunshine]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 After the shadows cometh the sunshine;
After the night beams the morning star;
After a sadness comes joy and gladness;
After the battle, peace that naught can mar.

After the shadows cometh the sunshine;
After the sorrow joy will come;
After the toiling comes rest from labor;
After the journey cometh home, sweet home.

2 After the tempest calm will enfold you;
After the tears hope will sing its song;
After the trials will come a blessing;
After temptation, triumph over wrong. [Chorus]

3 After the cross the crown will be given;
After the toil come the great reward;
After the journey comes home and heaven,
Where we shall dwell forever with the Lord. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #95

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: After the shadows cometh the sunshine
Title: After the Shadows
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain



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