[God hath not promised skies always blue] (Runyan)

[God hath not promised skies always blue] (Runyan)

Composer: William M. Runyan
Published in 10 hymnals

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Composer: William M. Runyan

Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [God hath not promised skies always blue] (Runyan)
Composer: William M. Runyan
Incipit: 31233 44433 21724
Key: A♭ Major/G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7279
Text: What God Hath Promised
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