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Smiles like sunbeams, light the day

Smiles like sunbeams, light the day

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Smiles like sunbeams, light the day]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Smiles like sunbeams, light the day,
When the heart rejoices;
Walking in the King’s highway
Heeding heav’nly voices.

Faces bright, full of light,
Drive away the clouds of night;
Faith and pray’r lighten care,
Bring the sunshine ev’rywhere;
Bear good cheer far and near,
Breathing love from hearts sincere;
Smile and sing, for our King
Makes the joy-bells ring.

2 Love that seeks a neighbor’s good,
Sweeter makes life’s story;
Strength’ning bonds of brotherhood,
To our Father’s glory. [Refrain]

3 Haste to find the richest gain,
Passing earthly measure;
When in Jesus we obtain,
Everlasting treasure. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #172

Author: Eliza 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: Smiles like sunbeams, light the day
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Faces bright, full of light