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He Sendeth Sun, He Sendeth Shower

Sarah Flower Adams 1805 (Old Harlow, Essex) – 1848 (London)



He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower,
Alike they're needful for the flower:
And joys and tears alike are sent
To give the soul fit nourishment.
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
Can loving children e'er reprove
With murmurs whom 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!
Oh, 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 parting breath,
As comes to me or shade or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Sarah Flower Adams

Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (or Sally Adams) was an English poet and hymnwriter, best known for writing the words of the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee". more…

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