Come out in the sunshine

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1 Come out in the sunshine!
O gather its wealth!
There's joy in the sunshine,
And beauty and health.
Why stay in the shadow?
Why weep in the gloom?
Come out in the sunshine,
And let your soul bloom. [Chorus]

2 A flow'r in the shadow
Will lose its bright hue,
'Twill weary and wither,
And so 'tis with you.
We fade in the shadow
Of thought or of room;
But out in the sunshine
We blossom and bloom. [Chorus]

3 Come out in the sunshine!
O hear Love's sweet voice!
And all holy spirits
With you will rejoice.
You'll sing with the angels,
Wherever you go,
You'll gladly tell others
The way out of woe. [Chorus]

4 Live out in the sunshine,
Till Jesus appears,
Then share in his glory
Thro' love's endless years.
O dwell in his presence,
Where no shadow mars;
Reflecting his beauty,
You'll shine as the stars. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #197

Author: Frances E. Bolton

Birth: Aug. 1, 1859, Chicago Cook County, Illinois, USA Death: Jun. 28, 1926, Battle Creek, Calhoun County Michigan, USA Frances Eugenia BOLTON is usually known as Fannie Bolton. Fannie BOLTON never married. Her father was a Methodist minister and she had at least two brothers. Fannie Bolton wrote the words of the well-known hymn "Not I, But Christ." Fannie became an Adventist in early 1885 at age 26 and remained one until she died. Toward the end of the 19th century (late 1800s) Fannie claimed to have visions. Fannie Bolton is a controversial figure in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist church in connection with the seven years or so that she served as one of the literary assistants to Ellen G. White. In June of 1883 F… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come out in the sunshine
Author: Frances E. Bolton
Refrain First Line: O beautiful, healing light

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #197

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