Life's sunshine may be checkered with its shadows

Life's sunshine may be checkered with its shadows

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Life’s sunshine may be checkered with its shadows]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Life’s sunshine may be checkered with its shadows,
The pleasant valleys meet the rugged hills;
The quiet sea may change to raging billows,
But all is well if so the Father wills.

Refrain:
Your roses may have thorns, but don’t forget
Your thorns may have some roses, too;
The Lord of great compassion loves you yet,
And He will never fail to see you through.

2 The peaceful day may change to raging tempest,
But know that after tempest comes the calm;
And know that after night must come the morning,
And after sad bereavement, healing balm. [Refrain]

3 The withered flowers hold the seeds of promise,
The winter days are harbingers of spring;
The trials that may often seem most bitter
May bring to you the joys that make you sing. [Refrain]

The sorrows that have come to you unbidden
Have often brought a peace before unknown;
The Maker of your destiny is striving
To fit your heart to be His royal throne. [Refrain]

Source: Great Gospel Songs #112

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: Life's sunshine may be checkered with its shadows
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Your roses may have thorns

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Full Gospel Songs #112

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Great Gospel Songs #112

Praise and Worship #161

Praise and Worship #161

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