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Better than gold

Send out the sunlight, the sunlight of cheer

Author: Ellen Dare; Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Send out the sunlight, the sunlight of cheer]
Published in 23 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Send out the sunlight, the sunlight of cheer,
Shine on earth's sadness till it disappear--
Souls are in waiting this message to hear,
Send out the sunlight of love.

Send out the sunlight of love,
Send out the sunlight of love;
Send out the sunlight,
Send out the sunlight,
Send out the sunlight of love.

2 Send out the sunlight in letter and word;
Speak it and think it till hearts are all stirred--
Hearts that are hungry for prayers still unheard,
Send out the sunlight of love. [Chorus]

3 Send out the sunlight each hour and day,
Crown all the years with its luminous ray,
Nourish the seeds that are sown on the way,
Send out the sunlight of love. [Chorus]

4 Send out the sunlight that speaks in a smile,
Often it shortens the long, weary mile,
Often the burdens seem light for awhile,
Send out the sunlight of love. [Chorus]

5 Send out the sunlight, as free as the air!
Blessings will follow with none to compare,
Blessings of peace that will rise from despair!
Send out the sunlight of love. [Chorus]

6 Send out the sunlight, you have it in you!
Clouds may obscure it just now from your view;
Pray for its presence! your pray'r will come true,
Send out the sunlight of love. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #62

Author: Ellen Dare

Pseudonym. See Crosby, Fanny, 1820-1915 Go to person page >

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Send out the sunlight, the sunlight of cheer
Title: Better than gold
Author: Ellen Dare
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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