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Thank Him for the Sunshine

There are moments in each life that bring their sadness

Author: J. Sala Leland (1907)
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1. There are moments in each life that bring their sadness;
There are other precious moments that bring joy;
But we’ll thank our loving Master for the sunshine
Of the moments that His service doth employ.

Yes, we’ll thank our loving Master for the sunshine
That is shining in our soul-life, come to stay;
We will love Him and we’ll praise Him for the blessing
Of His joyous presence in our hearts today.

2. There are blessings when the clouds hang down in darkness,
For the raindrops then will soon begin to fall,
And the place that long has been so dry and thirsting
Gains a blessing from the Father over all. [Refrain]

3. All about us God, in nature, seems but smiling,
From the rivulets and daisies in the field;
And through every life He seeks to send a message,
If to Him our highest talents we will yield. [Refrain]

Author: J. Sala Leland

Born: 1871, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: June 10, 1957, Tem­ple Ci­ty, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­forn­ia. A grad­u­ate of Adri­an Col­lege and Soule Col­lege, Le­land was or­dained a Meth­od­ist min­is­ter in 1900; as of 1907, he was liv­ing in Un­ion­town, Penn­syl­van­ia. He served church­es in Brad­dock, North Side, Sharps­burg, Waynes­burg, Bea­ver Falls, East Li­berty, and Beech­view, Penn­syl­van­ia. He al­so served as sec­re­ta­ry of the Pitts­burgh Evan­gel­i­cal Con­fer­ence, cir­cu­la­tion man­ag­er for a Meth­od­ist news­pa­per, pre­si­dent of the Meth­od­ist Pro­test­ant Home for the Aged, and state sec­re­ta­ry of the Chris­tian En­dea­vor or­gan­i­za­tion. He re­ti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are moments in each life that bring their sadness
Title: Thank Him for the Sunshine
Author: J. Sala Leland (1907)
Meter: D
Source: The King's Praises, by William J. Kirkpatrick et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Praise Publishing Company, 1907), number 96
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, we'll thank our loving Master for the sunshine
Copyright: Public Domain


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