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Be a Golden Sunbeam

Be a golden sunbeam, radiant and bright

Author: Isaac Naylor
Tune: [Be a golden sunbeam radiant and bright] (Gabriel)
Published in 13 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be a golden sunbeam, radiant and bright,
Chasing from life’s pathway sorrow’s frowning night;
With thy golden sunlight dry the dewy tear,
Scatter from the sad heart all its doubt and fear.

Be a golden sunbeam, beautiful and bright,
Scattering clouds of darkness with thy shining light:
Be a golden sunbeam, joyfully and glad,
Scattering rays of sunlight when the way is sad.

2 When the way is gloomy, cheer it with a song,-
Banish mist and shadow as you march along;
In the place of briers, strew the fairest flow’rs,
Wreathing brows with roses plucked from heav’nly bow'rs. [Chorus]

3 Be a golden sunbeam, bright, and pure, and fair;
With thy smiles and sonnets lighten human care;
With the sweetest music from the harp of love,
Lure the sad and weary to our home above. Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #175

Author: Isaac Naylor

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Text Information

First Line: Be a golden sunbeam, radiant and bright
Title: Be a Golden Sunbeam
Author: Isaac Naylor



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