Walking along in the sunshine fair

Representative Text

1 There’s a light above,
There are smiles of love,
When in Jesus we abide;
There are golden rays
Cheering rugged ways;
Let us keep on the sunny side.

Keep on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side,
Walking in light,
Our souls will be bright;
O keep on the sunny side.

2 Tho’ the rain drops fall
In the hearts of all,
In our Father we confide;
There are heav’nly gleams,
And sweet promise beams,
When we keep on the sunny side. [Refrain]

3 Let us trust the Lord,
Trust his gracious word,
That no good will be denied;
With a faith in him
That no shadows dim,
Let us keep on the sunny side. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #108

Alterer: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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 >

Text Information

First Line: There's a light above, there are smiles of love
Title: Walking along in the sunshine fair
Alterer: Ira David Sankey
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Keep on the sunny side



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Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #114

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Royal Hymnal: for the Sunday School #6

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Songs of Christian Service #108

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Sunshine Choir #d12

The King's Praises No. 3 #d134

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Young People's Songs of Praise #17

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