Does the gospel sunshine

Does the gospel sunshine

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Does the gospel sunshine]
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1 Does the gospel sunshine
Dwell within your soul?
Does its light resplendent
O’er your spirit roll?
Do not keep it hidden,
Others need its ray;
Some abide in darkness,
Longing for the day.

Refrain:
Blessed gospel sunshine!
Warm and pure and bright,
Pointing souls to Jesus
By its holy light;
Do not keep it hidden,
Others need its ray;
Some abide in darkness,
Longing for the day.

2 Put the gospel sunshine
Into lives you know;
Drive away the shadows,
Darkness overthrow;
He who cheers another
By its radiant light
Finds his gloom will vanish,
Sees his path grow bright. [Refrain]

3 Take the gospel sunshine
Where the need is found;
Ev’rywhere it smileth
Hope and joy abound;
Send its rays to others
Who abide in night;
Grief will change to gladness,
Gloom will then take flight. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #114

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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 >

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First Line: Does the gospel sunshine
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: Blessed gospel sunshine!
Copyright: Public Domain

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