We Would Shine

The big round sun peeped in my room

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [The big round sun peeped in my room]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The big round sun peeped in my room
In such a cheery way,
He tried to shine his very best,
And said, “Wake up, ‘tis day!”

Like the sunbeams we would shine,
Ev’ry day, ev’ry day;
Like the sunbeams we would shine—
Brightly, all the way.

2 Tho’ only little girls and boys,
Each one can be a light,
And help to make the dear old earth
More beautiful and bright. [Chorus]

3 The big round sun peeped in my room
From skies of blue above,
And when I look up in its face,
It tells me “God is love.” [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #181

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: The big round sun peeped in my room
Title: We Would Shine
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Like the sunbeams we would shine
Publication Date: 1912
Copyright: Public Domain



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Selected Sunday School Songs #d182

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #181

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