Sunbeam Song

Just a little cloud, though blue the sky

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Just a little cloud, though blue the skye]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Just a little cloud, tho’ blue the sky,
Helps to bring the shower by and by,
Just a little sunshine clear and bright,
Drives away the shadows of the darkest night.

Shining, shining, thro’ the darkest night,
Scatt’rin g sunbeams ever clear and bright;
To the loving Father we belong,
And we bring Him praises in our happy song.

2 Just a little frown , some sunny day,
Helps to drive the brightness all away,
Just a little smile or word of cheer,
Helps to bring God’s sunshine and His presence near. [Refrain]

3 Jesus is our sunshine here below,
In our hearts He’s beaming as we go,
Let us all reflect the blessed light,
Making ev’ry place about us glad and bright. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #65

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Just a little cloud, though blue the sky
Title: Sunbeam Song
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Shining, shining through the darkest night



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Children's Praise No. 1 #75Page Scan
Convention Hymns selected from Sunday School Melodies #d25
Convention Hymns Selected from Sunday School Melodies #d32
Sunday School Melodies #d65
The Kingdom of Praise #65TextAudioPage Scan
Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #158Page Scan
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