Over all the shadows hover beams of light

Over all the shadows hover beams of light

Author: Georgia T. Snead
Tune: [Over all the shadows hover beams of light]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. Over all the shadows hover beams of light,
Over all the sadness shine the stars so bright,
Over all the evil Love is bending still,
Over all the chaos God’s unchanging will.

Over all, to watch and guard, and guide, and keep,
To behold and mark the sparrow’s fall;
Over all, the eye of One who never sleeps—
God’s unchanging love is over all.

2. After all the sighing there is joy in store,
After all the dying life forevermore!
After all the doubting faith is shining clear,
Over all God whispers: Peace, be of good cheer! [Refrain[

3. Over all the wrong things right triumphant reigns,
After all the striving strength the victor gains,
Over all the discord harmony we hear,
Just within the shadow God is standing near. [Refrain[

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5491

Author: Georgia T. Snead

Georgia Tillman Snead was orn in Virginia. She wrote several volumes of prose and a book of poems. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over all the shadows hover beams of light
Author: Georgia T. Snead
Refrain First Line: Over all, to watch and guard
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #5491

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