Great Is the Goodness of God

Kind is the hand of the Father of love

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Kind is the hand of the Father of love]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Kind is the hand of the Father of love,
Constantly sending His light from above,
Striving His tender compassion to prove;
Great is the goodness of God.

Chorus:
Sending the sunshine and sending the rain,
Giving the harvest of rich, golden grain;
Proving His mercies again and again,
Great is the goodness of God.

2 Many the blessings that daily He sends,
Many the talents He graciously lends,
From sin and evil my soul He defends,
Great is the goodness of God. [Chorus]

3 Giving salvation to all who believe,
Granting a pardon that all may receive,
Who can His love and His kindness conceive!
Great is the goodness of God. [Chorus]

4 For us in heaven preparing a place,
Where thro’ His wonderful, marvelous grace,
We shall behold Him, shall look on His face;
Great is the goodness of God. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 3 #93

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

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First Line: Kind is the hand of the Father of love
Title: Great Is the Goodness of God
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Sending the sunshine and sending the rain

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #93

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #93

The Christian Witness Songs #d73

Worship in Song #d140

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