1 Brightly the sunlight is gleaming today,
Gleaming today, gleaming today,
Over the meadows where little lambs play,
Over the river and rills.
Over the treetops so shining and green;
Over the lake’s silvery sheen,
Seeming in ev’ry bright sunbeam to say,
Christ is the Lord of the day.
Sweet breath of flow’rs
Upon our senses fall,
These golden hours,
We praise the Lord of all,
Now turn our hearts
To thee, our Lord above;
These lovely flow’rs
Proclaim thy redeeming love.
2 Brightly God’s sunlight is shining today,
Shining today, shining today,
During life’s trials it lightens our way,
Filling our young hearts with love.
Sweetly, our Saviour, so gentle and mild
Watches and cares for his child,
Noting the sparrows wherever they fall,
Christ is the Lord of them all. [Refrain]
3 Firmly God’s promise is standing today,
Standing today, standing today,
He will protect us if to him we pray,
Seeking his mercy and love.
Fearing no evil with him by our side,
Only in him we abide,
Guarding his children the great and the small,
Christ is the Father of all. [Refrain]