Where the shadows of sin are falling

Where the shadows of sin are falling

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Where the shadows of sin are falling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where the shadows of sin are falling,
Let the sunlight of God shine in;
Where the darkness seems most appalling,
Let the sunlight of God shine in.

Refrain:
Let the sunlight of God shine in,
Take the gospel to those in sin;
Let your light brightly shine,
Shedding sunbeams divine,
Let the sunlight of God shine in.

2 In the hearts that are full of sadness,
Let the sunlight of God shine in;
Fill the sorrowing heart with gladness,
Let the sunlight of God shine in. [Refrain]

3 Where the lone and oppressed are dwelling,
Let the sunlight of God shine in;
To them news of salvation telling,
Let the sunlight of God shine in. [Refrain]

4 Till our days here on earth are ending,
Let the sunlight of God shine in;
Till the angels your voice is blending,
Let the sunlight of God shine in. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #34

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: Where the shadows of sin are falling
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Let the sunlight of God shine in
Copyright: Public Domain

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The King of Glory #34

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