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.

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 >

Text Information

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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