Shining for You

As falleth the rain in the Springtime

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [As falleth the rain in the Springtime]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As falleth the rain in the Springtime,
As gentle and soft as the dew,
So shineth the love of the Father,
Refreshing and tender, on you.

Refrain:
Shining! ‘tis shining for me,
Shining! ‘tis shining for thee,
The light of God’s love,
With joy from above,
Is shining for you and for me.

2 From Calvary’s cross there is streaming
The light of His wonderful love,
Dispelling earth’s gloom and its sadness,
A blessing from heaven above. [Refrain]

3 Why longer abide in the darkness,
When light is so full and so free?
Why dwell where the shadows are falling?
God’s love is now shining for thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #45

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As falleth the rain in the Springtime
Title: Shining for You
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Shining, 'tis shining for me
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