So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

We'll outshine the sun

Representative Text

1 If you give your heart to Jesus, and accept Him for your guide;
If you always take Him with you, walking closely by His side;
You will find the sweet assuring joy that always will abide,
In an overflow of gladness ev'rywhere.

There's an overflow of gladness,
A never-failing gladness;
Its fragrance and its sunlight fill the air.
With the Savior ever near,
You will find a haven here,
In an overflow of gladness ev'rywhere.

2 If you turn away from evil, and refuse to do the wrong;
If you fight against temptation, with a purpose full and strong;
You will find the world a garden, full of sunshine, love and song,
In an overflow of gladness ev'rywhere. [Chorus]

3 If you try to help a brother as he struggles on his way;
If you tell the joyous tidings that the Lord would have you say;
If you do the Master's bidding, there'll be sunshine ev'ry day,
And an overflow of gladness ev'rywhere. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #78

Author: Victor M. Hastfield

Born: February 24, 1859, Murray, Indiana. Died: December 20, 1945, Winona Lake, Indiana. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. A devout Presbyterian family, the Hatfields moved to Ossian, Indiana, in 1867. Victor attended the local Ossian schools, plus by a special course under Reverend A. Mayn. He spent a year at Elder’s Ridge Academy in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, under Dr. Alexander Donaldson, then attended the University of Wooster, where he took classical courses. Upon return to Ossian, Victor joined his father Hiram in his mercantile business, Hatfield & Son. Victor eventually took over the business, and branched out into selling musical instruments, including pianos and organs. Victor married Estella E. King in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you give your heart to Jesus
Title: We'll outshine the sun
Author: Victor M. Hastfield
Refrain First Line: There's an overflow
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Children's Hymns and Songs #d44

TextAudioPage Scan

Victory Songs #78

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support