Where they need no sun

When my earthly day is waning

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When my earthly day is waning]
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1 When my earthly day is waning
And my mortal robes I fold,
With the dawning of eternity begun;
I shall enter gates of pearl to walk on streets of shining gold,
In that city where they need no sun.

In that city where they need no sun,
When at last my earthly race is run,
I shall see my Savior’s face,
Revel in His love and grace
In that city where they need no sun.

2 O’er the fields of endless glory
I shall wander with delight,
For with sadness and with pain I shall be done;
No more sorrow, no more sickness in that home so pure and bright,
In that city where they need no sun! [Refrain]

3 With the countless blood-washed millions
I shall sing beyond the skies
Praise to God and to “The Lamb for sinners slain;”
As the sound of many waters this triumphant song shall rise,
And resound thro’out God’s vast domain. [Refrain]

Source: Great Gospel Songs #125

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When my earthly day is waning
Title: Where they need no sun
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: In that city where they need no sun
Copyright: Public Domain



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