If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do

If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do

Author: Lucy Larcom; Author: Jerome McCauley
Published in 30 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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.

Refrain:
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

Author: Lucy Larcom

Larcom, Lucy, was born at Beverley Farm, Massachusetts, in 1826. Her Poems were published in 1864. Her hymn, "When for me the silent oar" [Death Anticipated), was published in 1868. She died in 1893. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Author: Jerome McCauley

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Text Information

First Line: If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do
Author: Lucy Larcom
Author: Jerome McCauley
Refrain First Line: Sunbeams, sunbeams make us, Lord, today

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