[Sometimes our skies are cloudy and dreary]

[Sometimes our skies are cloudy and dreary]

Composer: Bertha Mae Lillenas
Published in 7 hymnals


Composer: Bertha Mae Lillenas

Lillenas, Bertha Mae (nee Wilson). (?--1945). First wife of Haldor Lillenas, mother of their two children. Ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Evangelist, singer, and composer, as well as artist at the piano. Deets Pacific Bible College, Los Angeles (later Pasadena College). With his husband, pastored churches at Lompoc and Pomona, California; Auburn, Illinois; Peniel, Texas; Redlands, Calif.; and Indianapolis, Indiana. She often preached. She had a gift for writing songs easy to sing on powerful gospel themes. Sing she was a contralto, she wrote most numbers in a low key. The words to one of her best-known songs, "Jesus Took My Burden," were sent to Haldor Lillenas to be set to music, but the musical setting he wrote visited v… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Bertha Mae Lillenas
Incipit: 54651 72151 11113
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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The New National Baptist Hymnal #263

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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