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He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower

He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower

Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Tune: PATER OMNIUM
Published in 31 hymnals

Representative Text

1 God sendeth sun, He sendeth shower;
Alike they’re needful for the flower,
And joys and tears alike are sent
To give the soul fit nournishment:
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father, Thy will, not mine, be done.

2 Can loving children e’er reprove,
With murmurs, those they trust and love?
Creator! I would ever be
A trusting, loving child to Thee:
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father, Thy will, not mine, be done.

3 O ne’er will I at life repine;
Enough that Thou hast made it mine;
When falls the shadow cold of death,
I yet will sing with prating breath,
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father, Thy will, not mine, be done.

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #138

Author: Sarah Flower Adams

Adams, Sarah, nee Flower. born at Harlow, Essex, Feb. 22nd, 1805; died in London, Aug. 14, 1848, and was buried at Harlow, Aug. 21,1848. She was the younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor and proprietor, of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William B. Adams, a civil engineer. In 1841 she published Vivia Perpetua, a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity, in which Vivia Perpetua suffered martyrdom; and in 1845, The Flock at the Fountain; a catechism and hymns for children. As a member of the congregation of the Rev. W. J. Fox, an Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published by C. Fox, Lond., in 1841, for use in his chapel. Of thes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower
Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Place of Origin: London
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

He sendeth sun, He sendeth shower. Sarah Adams, née Flower. [Resignation.] Contributed to and first published in W. J. Fox's Hymns and Anthems, 1841, No. 101, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines. It is in extensive use, especially in America. Sometimes it is given as "God sendeth sun, He sendeth shower," as in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, and other collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #264

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #264

A Church of England Hymn Book #636

Grammar School Hymn Book #d100

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #496

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #645

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d180

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #265

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #691

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #691

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Hymns of the Spirit #458

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Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #138

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1082

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d54

Songs of the Unity #d92

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1082

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The Christian Hymn Book #68

The Christian Hymnal #d252

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The Christian Hymnal #37

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #752

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #348

The Gospel Hymnal #d215

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The Psalms of Life #30

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The Psalms of Life #465

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The School Hymn-Book #192

The School Hymnary #d77

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d308

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #24

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The Voice of Praise #119

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