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Be glad that the sunshine is somewhere

Be glad that the sunshine is somewhere

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Be glad that the sunshine is somewhere]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be glad that the sunshine is somewhere,
Tho’ thou in the shadow may’st be;
Be glad that another is gladdened,
Tho’ sorrow finds dwelling with thee.

Refrain:
Rejoice, then, rejoice in the darkness,
Rejcoie with a gratitude free;
Be glad that the sunshine is somewhere,
Tho’ thou in the shadow may’st be.
Be glad that another is gladdened,
Tho’ sorrow finds dwelling with thee.

2 ‘Tis easy to praise in the sunlight,
When life is one jubilant strain;
But true hearts will praise in the darkness,
And sing in the prison of pain. [Refrain]

3 For He who has sent thee the sunshine,
Sends also the shadows and grief;
Give thanks for the gifts of His giving,
And trust to His love for relief. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #81

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be glad that the sunshine is somewhere
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, then, rejoice in the darkness

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Carmina Sacra #d14

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The King of Kings #81

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