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Scatter Sunshine

In a world where sorrow

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [In a world where sorrow]
Published in 70 hymnals

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1 In a world where sorrow
Ever will be known,
Where are found the needy,
And the sad and lone;
How much joy and comfort
You can all bestow,
If you scatter sunshine
Ev'rywhere you go.

Refrain:
Scatter sunshine all along the way,
Cheer and bless and brighten
Ev'ry paasing day;
Scatter sunshine all along the way,
Cheer and bless and brighten
Ev'ry passing day.

2 Slightest actions often
Meet the sorest needs,
For the world wants daily
Little kindly deeds;
Oh, what care and sorrow
You may help remove,
With your songs and courage,
Sympathy and love. [Refrain]

3 When the days are gloomy
Sing some happy song,
Meet the world's repining
With a courage strong;
Go with faith undaunted,
Thro' the ills of life;
Scatter smiles and sunshine
O'er its toil and strife. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

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