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Where they need no sun

When my earthly day is waning

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When my earthly day is waning]
Published in 19 hymnals

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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.

Refrain:
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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