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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

When the shadows shall flee

When the shadows have turned into night time

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [When the shadows have turned into night time]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 When the shadows have turned into night time,
And the night time has all passed away;
When the Saviour shall call I will answer,
At the dawn of that wonderful day.

When the shadows have all pass’d away,
I shall wake at the break of the day,
In that land of delight,
In that homeland so bright,
When the shadows have all passed away.

2 When the morning shall break into glory,
And my lov’d ones shall come back to me,
Thor’ the ages I’ll tell the glad story,
Where the shadows shall nevermore be. [Refrain]

3 Where the song of the angels is ringing,
As they sing of that unmeasured love,
I expect to take part in that singing,
In that shadowless homeland above. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #221

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 >

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First Line: When the shadows have turned into night time
Title: When the shadows shall flee
Author: William C. Poole


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #221

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