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

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Be a sunny, sunny Christian
Title: Be a Sunny Christian
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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