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Sunshine and Rain

Had we only sunshine all the year around

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1902)
Tune: [Had we only sunshine all the year around]
Published in 70 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Had we only sunshine all the year around,
Without the blessing of refreshing rain,
Would we scatter seed upon the fallow ground,
And hope to gather flowers, fruit and grain?

Sunshine and rain, refreshing, reviving rain,
Light of faith and love,
Showers from above!
Sunshine and rain, to nurture the growing grain,
Send us, Lord, the sunshine and the rain.

2 Had we not a sorrow or a cross to bear,
For Him who bore the burden of our sin,
Would we know the sweetness of His love and care,
Or even strive eternal joys to win? [Chorus]

3 Can we prize the sunshine and deplore the rain,
Repining when the days are dark and drear?
Can we hope for pleasures yet deny the pain,
Or share the joys of life without the tear? [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #173

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Had we only sunshine all the year around
Title: Sunshine and Rain
Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1902)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sunshine and rain, refreshing, reviving rain
Copyright: Public Domain



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