The sunshine land is a big bright land

The sunshine land is a big bright land

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [The Sunshine Land is a big bright land]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The Sunshine Land is a big bright land
Where the sunshine folks abide,
And ev’ry one lends a helping hand
In the sunshine land so wide.

Refrain:
Sunshine and gladness
Ev’rywhere abound,
Happy smiling faces
Ev’rywhere are found;
Children and sunshine
Ev’rywhere abide,
In the land of sunshine all are satisfied.

2 The Sunshine foks are a joyous race
Where the happy moments fly
And ev’ry one wears a smiling face
In the land of cloudless sky. [Refrain]

3 So if the clouds should around you fall
You can soon drive them away,
By sending sunshine bright for all
Making bright another’s day. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #230

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 >

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First Line: The sunshine land is a big bright land
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Sunshine and gladness everywhere abound

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