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86. If I Were a Sunbeam

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.

Refrain:
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]

Text Information
First Line: If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do
Title: If I Were a Sunbeam
Author: Jerome McCauley
Publication Date: 1915
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sunbeams, sunbeams, make us, Lord, today



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