When Love Shines In

Jesus comes with power to gladden

Author: Carrie Ellis Breck (1874)
Published in 115 hymnals

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1 Jesus comes with pow’r to gladden,
When love shines in,
Every life that woe can sadden,
When love shines in.
Love will teach us how to pray,
Love will drive the gloom away,
Turn our darkness into day--
When love shines in.

When love shines in,
When love shines in,
How the heart is tuned to singing,
When love shines in,
When love shines in,
Joy and peace to others bringing--
When love shines in!

2 How the world will grow with beauty,
When love shines in,
And the heart rejoice in duty,
When love shines in.
Trials may be sanctified,
And the soul in peace abide,
Life will all be glorified--
When love shines in. (Chorus)

3 Darkest sorrow will grow brighter,
When love shines in,
And the heaviest burden lighter,
When love shines in.
’Tis the glory that will throw
Light to show us where to go;
O the heart shall blessing know--
When love shines in. (Chorus)

4 We may have unfading splendor,
When love shines in,
And a friendship true and tender,
When love shines in.
When earth’s vict’ries shall be won,
And our life in heav’n begun,
There will be no need of sun--
When love shines in. (Chorus)

Source: Hymns of Faith #204

Author: Carrie Ellis Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) See also Mrs. Frank A. Breck. Go to person page >



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