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Let God's sunshine in

Live not mid the shadows

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Live not mid the shadows]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Live not ‘mid the shadows,
Come into the light;
Stay not in the valley,
Climb up to the height;
Why should you be mournful,
Soul, cleans’d from thy sin?
Throw open your heart-door,
And let the light come in.

Let the sunshine in,
Let the sunshine in,
Open, soul, the portals wide, and let the light come in.
Why should you be mournful,
Soul, cleans’d from thy sin?
Throw open your heart-door,
And let the light come in.

2 O pity the erring
Still going astray!
Go speak to them kindly,
For help them you may;
Some wand’rer among them
To Christ you may win;
Some heart you may open,
And let the light come in. [Refrain]

3 Throw open your heart-door,
Let heaven come in,
Take in all the sunshine,
But shut out the sin;
Then you will be fitted
God’s work to begin,
To banish earth’s darkness,
And let the light come in. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #63

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Live not mid the shadows
Title: Let God's sunshine in
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Let the sunshine in
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #61

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #61

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Songs of Matchless Love #63

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