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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.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: In a world where sorrow
Title: Scatter Sunshine
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Scatter sunshine all along your way



The Cyber Hymnal #5941
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Instances (1 - 70 of 70)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Messenger for Jesus #d135
Action Songs for Boys and Girls, Vol.6 #d5
Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #15Page Scan
Best Hymns: from all the books and new ones to be made the best: selections from over one hundred of our best hymn writers #112Page Scan
Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc. #40Page Scan
Cherub Choir: Volume Two #d11
Christian Endeavor Hymns #44Page Scan
Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #223Page Scan
Christian Hymns No. 1 #18Page Scan
Coronation Hymns #46Text
Crowns #d74
Crowns of Rejoicing #d104
Deseret Sunday School Songs #d100
Diadems: a collection of religious songs, new and old, for the church and Sunday school #80Page Scan
Epworth Songs. For use in the Epworth League #d65
Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #11Page Scan
Glory Songs #d100
Harvest of Light #d104
Hymn of the Faith #d115
Hymn-Songs: for use in the Sunday school, young people's meeting, the church and home #118Page Scan
Hymns and Sacred Songs #215Page Scan
Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d99
Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d119
Inspiring Hymns #d141
International Praise: for the Sunday school and church #100Page Scan
Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #87Page Scan
Jubilant Praise: for young people's societies, Sunday Schools, and Church Prayer Meetings #21Page Scan
Kingdom Songs #d96
Make His Praise Glorious #90Page Scan
Ministry in Song #d78
New Harvest Bells : For Sunday Schools, Revivals, and all Religious Meetings #139Page Scan
Praises #d87
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #655Page Scan
Revival Glory #d86
Revival Praises #39TextPage Scan
Salvation Songs: for gospel meetings, Endeavor Societies, Epworth Leagues, Baptist Unions, Sunday schools and prayer meetings #2Page Scan
Service in Song #d62
Singspiration Nine #d5
Songs for the King's Business #144Page Scan
Songs for Young People #4Page Scan
Songs of Evangelism: for revival and evangelistic services; Bible schools, young people's meetings, and all occasions of Christian work and worship #59Page Scan
Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #123Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise #d74
Songs of Salvation and Service. #d115
Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #42Page Scan
Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #91Page Scan
Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #115Page Scan
Songs of the Soul: for use in Sunday evening congregations, revivals, camp-meetings, social services, and young people's meetings #37Page Scan
The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d38
The Cokesbury Hymnal #274
The Cyber Hymnal #5941TextScoreAudio
The Evangel #d66
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #87Page Scan
The Golden Sheaf No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns, new and old, responsive readings, hymns for the Sunday school, young people's societies, male voices, choruses, and general worship #50Page Scan
The Gospel Call: choice songs for revivals, Sunday-schools and the church #19Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal for Sunday school and church work #17Page Scan
The New Evangel #d105
The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #42TextPage Scan
The Praise Hymnal #d191
The Revival No. 2: suitable for all kinds of religious meetings #7Page Scan
The Songs of Zion #d10
The Very Best: Songs for the Sunday School #35Page Scan
The World Evangel #40Page Scan
Treasured Hymns #d76
Triumphant Joy #d114
Triumphant Songs No.3 #4Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.4 #4Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.5 #4Page Scan
Uplifting Songs, New and Old #d84
Worship in Song #d111
Exclude 69 pre-1979 instances
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