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

Audio files: MIDI

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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