Shine all the day

Little ray of golden sunshine

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Little ray of golden sunshine]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Little ray of golden sunshine
From the smiling skies above,
On your wings of light haste downward,
Shining out the Father’s love.

Shine, shine, all the happy day,
Driving clouds away, making hearts so gay;
Shine, shine, from the skies above,
Little golden sunbeam, showing Jesus’ love.

2 Flowers lift their head to greet you,
For they need your cheering glow;
Birds sing out their sweetest music,
As you hasten down below. [Refrain]

3 There’s a better, brighter sunshine
Rich and poor alike may share;
‘Tis the love of God so precious,
Gleaming round us everywhere. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #31

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: Little ray of golden sunshine
Title: Shine all the day
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Shine, shine, all the happy day
Copyright: Public Domain


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United Praise #31

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