Be a Sunny Christian

Be a sunny, sunny Christian

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Be a sunny, sunny Christian]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Be a sunny, sunny Christian,
Give the world your brightest smile;
Let your eyes with love be beaming,
Keep your brightness all the white;
Do not show the world the teardrop,
Which at times may dim the eye,
Take that secretly to Jesus,
Who aloud the fount can dry.

Be a sunny, sunny Christian,
Let your face be bright as day;
Show the world that hope of heaven
Drives the shadows all away.

2 Be a sunny, sunny Christian,
Be a worthy child of grace;
Do not let the lines of trouble
Mar the brightness of your face;
Fill the day with deeds of kindness,
Cheer some weary soul along;
Scatter roses by the wayside,
Light the way with smile and song. [Refrain]

3 Be a sunny, sunny Christian,
Show the world a beaming face;
In the life you live for Jesus,
Gloom should never have a place;
Let your days be full of gladness,
In the service of your Lord;
He will never, never leave you,
If you lean upon His word. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #96

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE  Go to person page >

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First Line: Be a sunny, sunny Christian
Title: Be a Sunny Christian
Author: William C. Martin


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