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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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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