Little Sunbeams

Little sunbeams in their brightness

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [Little sunbeams in their brightness]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Little sunbeams in their brightness
Wondrous stories oft repeat;
Little snowflakes in their whiteness
Clothe the hills and barren street;
Little rills of hope and beauty
Sweetly singing thro’ the dell,
Whisper both of love and duty,
And of future triumphs tell.

Little sunbeams are we,
Little sunbeams are we,
Little sunbeams, merry sunbeams,
Happy sunbeams are we.

2 Little sunbeams on the mountains
Melt away the winter’s snow;
Little raindrops swell the fountain,
And the streamlet’s gentle flow,
Little rills, the brooklets swelling,
Sing of gladness all the day,
And of wonders new seem telling,
As they hasten on their way. [Refrain]

3 Little sunbeams lift the curtain
Of the dark and cheerless night;
Little sunbeams, it is certain,
Help to make the world more bright.
Little sunbeams never weary
Noblest service to perform;
Tho’ the earth grows dark and dreary,
And they face the howling storm. [Refrain]

4 Little sunbeams bring the showers
And the spring-time’s early bloom,
Little sunbeams paint the flowers
And dispel earth’s deepest gloom;
Little children, if they ever
Like the sunbeams do their part,
May by ev’ry true endeavor
Lift some burden from the heart. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #96

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Little sunbeams in their brightness
Title: Little Sunbeams
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Little sunbeams are we
Copyright: Public Domain



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