Good Cheer Song

Everybody needs a little sunshine

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [Everybody needs a little sunshine]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Everybody needs a little sunshine,
Everybody needs a loving Friend;
Ev’rybody sometime gets discouraged,
Longs for kindness you could well extend.

Just a little sunshine brightening up the way,
Just a little good cheer scattered every day,
Bringing heaven nearer,
Making duty clearer,
Making life seem drearer,
While we toil or play.

2 Everybody needs a little kindness,
Everybody needs to know the Lord;
Needs the strength that faith in Christ can give them,
Needs the blessed light of His pure word. [Refrain]

3 Everybody needs the life abundant,
Needs the health and happiness of heaven,
Needs the blood of Christ to cleanse and save them,
Needs the Holy Spirit God has given. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #201

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Everybody needs a little sunshine
Title: Good Cheer Song
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just a little sunshine brightening up the way
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d14

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #201

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Heart Hymns #87

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Songs of Cheer for Children #56

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Songs of Praise and Service #82

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