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I would not have all sunshine

'Tis not in the glare of the sunlight

Author: Belle Case Harrington
Tune: ['Tis not in the glare of the sunlight]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 ‘Tis not in the glare of the sunlight,
‘Tis not in the noonday so fair,
The Comforter seems to be nearest
Diffusing His radiance rare.
More oft in the shadowy even,
Or deep in the stillness of night
His presence doth seem to enfold me
Illuming my soul with its light.

I would not have it all sunshine;
The shadow, too, hath a place,
For oft the gloom and the darkness
But cover God’s loving face.

2 ‘Tis not in the midst of life’s pleasures,
Nor yet when good fortune doth smile,
My Master’s voice come to me clearest
And bids me to tarry awhile.
More often in sad disappointment
When friends and advisers seem few,
The comforting balm of His presence
Baptizeth my spirit anew. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #60

Author: Belle Case Harrington

Early 20th Century Harrington seems to have been living in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1943. Her works include: The Gift of Gifts, a Christmas cantata Orders from the Great Commander, 1917  Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis not in the glare of the sunlight
Title: I would not have all sunshine
Author: Belle Case Harrington