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Sunshine Bearer

Dark the way and dreary

Author: Charles M. Davis
Tune: [Dark the way and dreary]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dark the way and dreary,
Sad the heart and weary,
Toiling all along life's busy, rugged way;
But kind words and faces
Brighten gloomy places.
And the heart is gladdened by a cheerful ray.

Speaking loving words, cheerful as the birds,
Lifting heavy burdens from a weary heart;
Giving sunny smiles, short'ning lengthy miles,
Making others happy,—,’tis a Christian's part.

2 Earth is filled with sadness,
We should make it gladness,
And our lives like rays of sunshine ever be;
On the road we're journ'ying,
There is no returning,
Let us not neglect an opportunity. [Refrain]

3 Speaking words for Jesus,
Foll'wing paths that lead us
Into places where His name is never heard;
Guiding those who wander,
To the home up yonder,
Teaching them the blessed sunshine of His love. [Refrain]

Source: Bethany Hymns: A compilation of Choice Songs and Hymns #48

Author: Charles M. Davis

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Text Information

First Line: Dark the way and dreary
Title: Sunshine Bearer
Author: Charles M. Davis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speaking loving words, cheerful as the birds
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Bethany Hymns #48

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Diadems #61

Kingdom Songs #d35

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Kingdom Songs #158

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Make His Praise Glorious #22

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Revival Praises #18

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Voices of Praise #67

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