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Spread a little sunshine

Some days are dark and dreary

Author: W. H. Ruebush
Tune: [Some days are dark and dreary]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Some days are dark and dreary, filled with pain and care,
My doubting heart oft questions why are not all fair;
Then comes with blest assurance as I hear God say:
Fear not, and from my spirit rolls the stone away.

Refrain
He rolls the stone away, He rolls the stone away,
My loving, heav’nly Father rolls the stone away;
He rolls the stone away, He rolls the stone away,
My loving, heav’nly Father rolls the stone away;

2. In days of pain and sorrow Satan tries his art,
With earth’s delusive solace for an aching heart;
But deep within my soul a loving voice doth say:
Fear not, and from my spirit rolls the stone away. [Refrain]

3. And when the shadows lengthen and I near the vale,
And when the king of terrors seemeth to prevail;
I trust to hear my pilot in His sweet voice say:
Fear not, and from my spirit rolls the stone away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2324

Author: W. H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some days are dark and dreary
Title: Spread a little sunshine
Author: W. H. Ruebush

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2324
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