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Let Us Carry the Sunshine

Let us carry the sunshine wherever we go

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Let us carry the sunshine] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Let us carry the sunshine
Wherever we go,
It will surely make somebody glad;
For a comforting word,
Like a clear, golden ray,
Will bring help to the weary and sad.

Let us carry the sunshine,
The beautiful, beautiful sunshine,
Let us carry the sunshine,
The sunshine of heavenly love.

2 Let us carry the sunshine
Wherever we go,
Let it beam from the bright, cheery face;
There’s a charm in the smile,
There is power in the glance,
That betokens the heart’s tender grace. [Refrain]

3 Let us carry the sunshine
Wherever we go,
’Tis the sunshine that never grows dim;
When looking to Jesus,
The Light of the world,
We are living and shining for Him. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12840

Author: E. 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 us carry the sunshine wherever we go
Title: Let Us Carry the Sunshine
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12840
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The Cyber Hymnal #12840

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