Out of the shadowland, into the sunshine

Out of the shadowland, into the sunshine

Author: Ira David Sankey
Tune: [Out of the shadowland, into the sunshine]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out of the shadow-land into the sunshine,
Cloudless, eternal, that fades not away;
Softly and tenderly Jesus hath called him
Home, where the ransom’d are gath’ring today.

Silently, peacefully, angels have borne him,
Into the beautiful mansions above;
There shall he rest from earth’s toiling for ever,
Safe in the arms of God’s infinite love.

2 Out of the shadow-land, weary and changeful,
Out of the valley of sorrow and night,
Into the rest of the life everlasting,
Into the summer of endless delight. [Refrain]

3 Out of the shadow-land, over life’s ocean,
Into the rapture and joy of the Lord,
Safe in the Father’s house, welcom’d by angels,
His the bright crown and eternal reward. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #82

Author: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to New Castle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out of the shadowland, into the sunshine
Author: Ira David Sankey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Silently, peacefully, angels have borne
Copyright: Public Domain



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