Carry the Sunlight With You

The world is full of sin and pain

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [The world is full of sin and pain]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The world is full of sin and pain,
And troubled hearts are here,
Go seek for them and gladly give
Your message of hope and cheer;
Speak softly of the Saviour’s love,
So tender, kind and true,
Go forward in the Master’s name,
And He will go with you.

Refrain:
Carry the sunlight with you,
God’s blessed sunlight with you,
And let it shine wherever you may go, you may go,
Yes, carry the sunlight with you,
The heav’nly sunlight with you,
That other lives the beautiful light may know.

2 A kindly deed that you may do,
A whispered word or prayer,
May lead a wand’ring soul to God,
And save him from dark despair;
Then in the name of Jesus go,
Invite them all to come,
And bear with you the blessed light,
To guide them safely home. [Refrain]

3 Go where a lost world needs you most,
For Christ your Lord is there,
The precious heav’nly sunlight take,
And scatter it ev’rywhere;
Your faithful work He will reward,
So saith His word divine;
“Who winneth souls to righteousness,
Like stars shall brightly shine.” [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #56

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The world is full of sin and pain
Title: Carry the Sunlight With You
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Carry the sunlight with you
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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