Song: Sunshine and Rain in The Old Story in Song

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Copyright 1902, by Chas. H. Gabriel

Published in The Old Story in Song (Copyright 1906, by Geo. W. Sanville)

Lyricist(s):
Gabriel, Charles Hutchinson

Page 30
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 30
Verses: 3 verses

Associated Tunes

Sunshine and Rain, #30

Other Versions

Sunshine and Rain, #101 in Make Christ King

Lyrics

Verse 1
Had we only sunshine all the year around,
Without the blessing of refreshing rain,
Would we scatter seed upon the fallow ground,
And hope to gather flowers, fruit and grain?

Chorus
Sunshine and rain, refreshing, reviving rain,
Light of faith and love,
Showers from above!
Sunshine and rain, to nourish the growing grain,
Send us, Lord, the sunshine and the rain.

Verse 2
Had we not a sorrow or a cross to bear,
For him who bore the burden of our sin,
Would we know the sweetness of his love and care,
Or even strive eternal joys to win?

Verse 3
Can we prize the sunshine and deplore the rain,
Repining when the days are dark and drear?
Can we hope for pleasures yet deny the pain,
Or share the joys of life without the tear?