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.

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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Instances (1 - 70 of 70)

A Messenger for Jesus #d135

Action Songs for Boys and Girls, Vol.6 #d5

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Assembly Songs #15

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Best Hymns #112

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Bright Melodies #40

Cherub Choir #d11

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #44

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Christian Gospel Hymns #223

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Christian Hymns No. 1 #18


Coronation Hymns #46

Crowns #d74

Crowns of Rejoicing #d104

Deseret Sunday School Songs #d100

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Diadems #80

Epworth Songs. For use in the Epworth League #d65

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Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #11

Glory Songs #d100

Harvest of Light #d104

Hymn of the Faith #d115

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Hymn-Songs #118

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Hymns and Sacred Songs #215

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d99

Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d119

Inspiring Hymns #d141

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International Praise #100

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Joy to the World #87

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Jubilant Praise #21

Kingdom Songs #d96

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Make His Praise Glorious #90

Ministry in Song #d78

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New Harvest Bells #139

Praises #d87

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Redemption Songs #655

Revival Glory #d86

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Revival Praises #39

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Salvation Songs #2

Service in Song #d62

Singspiration Nine #d5

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Songs for the King's Business #144

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Songs for Young People #4

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Songs of Evangelism #59

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Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #123

Songs of Love and Praise #d74

Songs of Salvation and Service. #d115

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Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #42

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Songs of the Kingdom #91

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Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #115

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Songs of the Soul #37

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d38

The Cokesbury Hymnal #274


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The Evangel #d66

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #87

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #50

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The Gospel Call #19

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The Gospel Hymnal for Sunday school and church work #17

The New Evangel #d105

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The New Praiseworthy #42

The Praise Hymnal #d191

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The Revival No. 2 #7

The Songs of Zion #d10

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The Very Best #35

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The World Evangel #40

Treasured Hymns #d76

Triumphant Joy #d114

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #4

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #4

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Triumphant Songs No.5 #4

Uplifting Songs, New and Old #d84

Worship in Song #d111

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