1 There are sunbeams of joy that our Father bestows,
From His merciful hand every gift freely flows;
And we walk, day by day, tho’ the clouds darkly frown,
In the light of the sun that shall never go down.
The sun that shall never go down;
Earth’s shadows with glory shall crown;
In the fullness of love, from the Father above,
Is the light of the sun that shall never go down.
2 There are blossoms of earth that we prize as they spring;
And we use them in serving our Saviour and King;
But we seek for the flow’rs that will never decay,
As we walk in the light that shall fade not away. [Refrain]
3 There are shadows that oft hide the clear smiling sky;
But the glory divine still is shining on high;
And the spirit of peace will His comfort restore,
In the light of the sun that shall set nevermore. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: Lidie H. Edmunds.
Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >