1 If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do,
I’d seek the whitest lilies the sunny woodland thro’;
Stealing in among them, the softest light I’d shed,
Until each graceful lily would raise its drooping head.
Sunbeams, sunbeams, make us, Lord, today;
Sunbeams, sunbeams, chasing gloom away;
Sunbeams shining in each saddened heart,
O the heav’nly sunbeams make the dark depart.
2 If I were a sunbeam, I know where I would go,
Into the lowly hovels, all dark with want and woe;
Till sad hearts looked upward, I then would shine and shine,
Then they would think of heaven, their sweet, sweet home and mine. [Refrain]
3 Art thou not a sunbeam, O child whose life is glad,
Endowed with clearer radiance than sunshine ever had?
As the Lord has blessed thee, O scatter rays divine,
For there can be no sunshine so helpful now as thine. [Refrain]
Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #86