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Beautiful (Floyd)

O beautiful sunshine gleaming

Author: Mrs. E. Greer Floyd (1906)
Tune: [O beautiful sunshine gleaming]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. O beautiful sunshine gleaming,
Over the plains and the hills,
With thoughts of the heavenly Canaan,
Earth-weary spirits fill.

Beautiful star of the Orient,
Lighting dark places of earth;
Telling the beautiful story,
Of the Redeemer’s birth.

2. O beautiful rivulet flowing,
Joyously on to the sea,
Sing songs of the soul-cleansing fountain,
Opened on Calvary. [Refrain]

3. O beautiful twilight shadows,
Wrapping the dewy lea,
Ye tell us of rest that is waiting,
Over the crystal sea. [Refrain]

4. O beautiful glorious sunset,
Painting on cloud and sky,
Bright scenes of the beautiful Heaven,
Home of the soul, on high. [Refrain]

Author: Mrs. E. Greer Floyd

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Text Information

First Line: O beautiful sunshine gleaming
Title: Beautiful (Floyd)
Author: Mrs. E. Greer Floyd (1906)
Source: New Hosannas, by John E. Thomas et al. (Fort Worth, Texas: Quartet Music Company, 1906), number 16
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful star of the Orient
Copyright: Public Domain


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