Just a ray of sunshine, breaking through the clouds

Just a ray of sunshine, breaking through the clouds

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Just a ray of sunshine]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Just a ray of sunshine
Breaking thro' the gloom,
Makes the earth rejoice again,
And the flow'rs to bloom:
Makes the earth rejoice again
And makes the flow'rs to bloom.

2 Just a little kindness,
Bright and sunny smile,
Makes the sad heart sing again,
All its cares beguile,
Makes the sad heart sing again
And all its cares beguile.

3 Words and smiles so kindly
Like the sunshine fall,
Let your presence ever be
Blessings unto all;
Let your presence ever be
Rich blessings unto all.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #539

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Just a ray of sunshine, breaking through the clouds
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christ in Song #539

Hymns of Heavenly Harmony #d114

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Sacred and Secular Selections #51

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The Century Gospel Songs #63

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