1 Do not draw the curtains o’er the windows of the soul,
Let the sunshine like a wave of glory inward roll;
Do not sit in shadows when the sun is in the sky,
All the chambers of thy soul, its beams will glorify.
Roll back the shadows, make the life bright!
Souls need the sunshine, hearts should be light;
Drive away the darkness, joyless and drear,
Let in the sunshine, glowing with cheer.
2 Do not shut the sunshine from the young and struggling life,
Let it cheer the hero in the unrelenting strife;
Do not draw the curtain when the sunshine is so free,
It has strengthen’d others and will surely strengthen thee. [Refrain]
3 Shine, O blessed Jesus, ev’ry moment in my soul;
There is sunshine where the blessed Master has control;
Shine upon me here that I may never quite despond,
I shall see and feel Thy fullest glory just beyond. [Refrain]
Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #104