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He Always Is There

In sunshine or shadow, in joy or in pain

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [In sunshine or shadow]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In sunshine or shadow,
In joy or in pain,
Around me is glory,
Like sunshine on rain;
For I have a Savior
To love and to care;
Each step of my pathway
He always is there.

He always is there
To love and to care,
In sunshine and shadow
Christ always is there.

2 If long is the journey,
Or dark is the night,
If hard is the battle,
And long is the fight,
I have a dear Savior
Who knows how I fare,
To cheer and to help me
He always is there. [Refrain]

3 When raging the billows
On life’s stormy sea,
Across the dark waters
He cometh to me;
He speaks to the tempest
In voice sweet and rare,
To calm the wild billows
My Savior is there. [Refrain]

4 When ended life’s journey,
I know who will come
To pilot and guide me,
To heaven and home;
When in the dark valley,
No harm will I fear,
For Jesus, my Shepherd,
Will be with me there. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #57

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In sunshine or shadow, in joy or in pain
Title: He Always Is There
Author: William C. Poole
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He always is there
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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His Worthy Praise #57

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Men's Gospel Quartets #19

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The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song) #108

The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song) #108

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