Just a Little Sunshine

Just a little sunshine everywhere we go

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Just a little sunshine everywhere we go]
Published in 23 hymnals

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1. Just a little sunshine everywhere we go,
Over darkened pathways, rays of blessing throw;
Golden rays of gladness from a loving heart
Help the world to brighten; let us do our part.

Sunshine, sunshine, just a little sunshine,
Bearing heav’nly gladness through this world below;
Sunshine, sunshine, just a little sunshine,
Telling love’s sweet story, everywhere we go.

2. Like the blessèd Master, in this life are we
Sent to comfort others, publish liberty;
Willing hands outreaching, strengthening the weak,
In the name of Jesus, consolation speak. [Refrain]

3. Just a little sunshine makes the roses grow;
In the barren places, flowers begin to show;
Lift the clouds of sorrow, cheer the hour of gloom,
Fruits of grace will ripen for immortal bloom. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3477

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Just a little sunshine everywhere we go
Title: Just a Little Sunshine
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sunshine, sunshine, just a little sunshine
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: Public Domain



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