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Sunlight all the way

As we take our earthly journey

Author: Mattie M. Boteler
Tune: [As we take our earthly journey]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. As we take our earthly journey,
There’s a path of joy and love,
Where the Savior sheds His smile from day to day;
And the ones who fully trust Him,
Tho’ the clouds hang dark above,
Will be walking in the sunlight all the way.

In the sunlight, in the sunlight!
If we walk in faith believing every day;
In the sunlight, in the sunlight!
We’ll be walking in the sunlight all the way. [Refrain

2. Oft we journey on discouraged,
Over many a weary mile,
Just because we fail to catch love’s beaming ray,
When we might have Christ the Master
Our companion all the while,
And be walking in the sunlight all the way. [Refrain]

3. Tho’ the light of sin and folly
May the careless feet allure,
Yet their pleasures soon are spent and pass away
But the saved have joys abounding
That forevermore endure
And are walking in the sunlight all the way. [Refrain]

4. When this life on earth is ended,
And before our raptured sight,
There shall dawn the gleam of Heav’n’s eternal day;
Thro’ that fair and holy city,
Where there comes no shade of night,
We’ll be walking in the sunlight all the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6391

Author: Mattie M. Boteler

Mattie was born on August 28, 1860 in Jamestown, Ohio. Mattie developed creative teaching methods such as short poems or sayings, called epigrams, to communicate spiritual truth. She also encouraged students to memorize Bible verses. Mattie increased her sphere of influence when, from 1894 until 1911, she edited two publications, Lookout and Christian Standard. She died on August 38, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio. From http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Boteler-325  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As we take our earthly journey
Title: Sunlight all the way
Author: Mattie M. Boteler
Refrain First Line: In the sunlight, sunlight


The Cyber Hymnal #6391
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