A Mission of Cheer

Sunbeams, sunbeams, what do you do

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Sunbeams, sunbeams, what do you do]
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1 Sunbeams, sunbeams, what do you do,
Shining so bright the whole day through?
Sunbeams, sunbeams, where do you go
When quiet night comes down below?

We all have a mission of cheer and love,
We work for the Father in heav’n above;
We come, we go, we come, we go,
Doing his will on earth below.

2 Raindrops, raindrops, where do you fly
When the big sun beams in the sky?
Raindrops, raindrops, busy and gay,
When do you stop your work and play? [Chorus]

3 Southwind, southwind, blowing so warm,
Where will you hide in cold and storm?
Southwind, southwind, whisper to me
What little birds in cloudland see. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #188

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sunbeams, sunbeams, what do you do
Title: A Mission of Cheer
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: We all have a mission of cheer and love
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #188

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