Sunbeams, scatter all along

Let the light of love shine clear

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Let the light of love shine clear]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Let the light of love shine clear,
Bringing comfort, hope, and cheer;
Life hath oft a rainy day,
Scatter sunbeams by the way.

Sunbeams! Scatter all along,
Making life a happy song;
Jesus is the light of day,
Scatter sunbeams by the way.

2 Many hearts are sorrow bowed,
See no light beyond the cloud;
Point them to a heav’nly ray,
Scatter sunbeams by the way. [Refrain]

3 Oh, to bring some golden gleams
From the land where glory beams;
Blessing others day by day,
Scatt’ring sunbeams by the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #184

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: Let the light of love shine clear
Title: Sunbeams, scatter all along
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Love and Praise #d91

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #184

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