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Song of the sunbeams

Bright little sunbeams come dancing down

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Bright little sunbeams come dancing down]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Bright little sunbeams come dancing down,
Bringing our cheeriest ray,
Shining on hillside and field and town,
Happy and merry and gay.

Refrain:
Sunbeams, cheery and bright,
Shining for others to see,
Sunbeams, givers of light,
That’s what we try to be.

2 Brave little sunbeams with smiling eyes,
Sturdy and fearless and bold,
Shine on the clouds that would hide the skies,
Turning the gray into gold. [Refrain]

3 Glad little sunbeams are sparkling out,
Gleaming with happiness new,
Spreading our gladness and joy about,
Sharing our brightness with you. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #168

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bright little sunbeams come dancing down
Title: Song of the sunbeams
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Sunbeams, cheery and bright

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #164Page Scan
Gospel Hymns and Songs: for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #164Page Scan
Great Revival Hymns No.2 #168TextAudioPage Scan
New Junior Songs #d15
Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #183Page Scan



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