|Text:||If I Were a Sunbeam|
|Tune:||[If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do]|
|Composer:||W. E. M. Hackleman|
1 If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do,
I’d seek the whitest lilies the sunny woodland thro’;
Stealing in among them, the softest light I’d shed,
Until each graceful lily would raise its drooping head.
Sunbeams, sunbeams, make us, Lord, today;
Sunbeams, sunbeams, chasing gloom away;
Sunbeams shining in each saddened heart,
O the heav’nly sunbeams make the dark depart.
2 If I were a sunbeam, I know where I would go,
Into the lowly hovels, all dark with want and woe;
Till sad hearts looked upward, I then would shine and shine,
Then they would think of heaven, their sweet, sweet home and mine. [Refrain]
3 Art thou not a sunbeam, O child whose life is glad,
Endowed with clearer radiance than sunshine ever had?
As the Lord has blessed thee, O scatter rays divine,
For there can be no sunshine so helpful now as thine. [Refrain]
|First Line:||If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do|
|Title:||If I Were a Sunbeam|
|Refrain First Line:||Sunbeams, sunbeams, make us, Lord, today|