He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower

He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower

Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Tune: PATER OMNIUM
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 God sendeth sun, He sendeth shower;
Alike they’re needful for the flower,
And joys and tears alike are sent
To give the soul fit nournishment:
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father, Thy will, not mine, be done.

2 Can loving children e’er reprove,
With murmurs, those they trust and love?
Creator! I would ever be
A trusting, loving child to Thee:
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father, Thy will, not mine, be done.

3 O ne’er will I at life repine;
Enough that Thou hast made it mine;
When falls the shadow cold of death,
I yet will sing with prating breath,
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father, Thy will, not mine, be done.

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #138

Author: Sarah Flower Adams

Adams, Sarah, nee Flower. born at Harlow, Essex, Feb. 22nd, 1805; died in London, Aug. 14, 1848, and was buried at Harlow, Aug. 21,1848. She was the younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor and proprietor, of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William B. Adams, a civil engineer. In 1841 she published Vivia Perpetua, a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity, in which Vivia Perpetua suffered martyrdom; and in 1845, The Flock at the Fountain; a catechism and hymns for children. As a member of the congregation of the Rev. W. J. Fox, an Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published by C. Fox, Lond., in 1841, for use in his chapel. Of thes… Go to person page >

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First Line: He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower
Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Place of Origin: London
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

He sendeth sun, He sendeth shower. Sarah Adams, née Flower. [Resignation.] Contributed to and first published in W. J. Fox's Hymns and Anthems, 1841, No. 101, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines. It is in extensive use, especially in America. Sometimes it is given as "God sendeth sun, He sendeth shower," as in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, and other collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 31 of 31)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #264Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #264Page Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book #636
Grammar School Hymn Book #d100
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d247
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #496Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #645Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d180
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #265Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #691Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #691Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #458Page Scan
Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #138TextPage Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1082Page Scan
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d54
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d92
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1082Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #68Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d252
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #37Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #752Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #348Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d215
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #30Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #465Page Scan
The Sacrifice of Praise. psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs designed for public worship and private devotion, with notes on the origin of hymns. #462Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #192Page Scan
The School Hymnary #d77
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d308
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #24Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #119TextPage Scan



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