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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

The sunshine of his smile

There's a place where I ever would abide

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [There’s a place where I ever would abide]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a place where I ever would abide;
There alone I am fully satisfied;
Nothing else can I compare
With the joy of dwelling there,
In the sunshine of my Savior’s smile.

Refrain:
Not in gath’ring golden treasures,
Not in seeking transient pleasures,
I would spend life’s little while;
I have found a better way,
I am happy, come what may,
In the sunshine of my Savior’s smile.

2 Whether men shall accord me praise or blame,
Or if foes should with evil tongues defame,
Let the world think what it will,
Yet am I contented still,
In the sunshine of my Savior’s smile. [Refrain]

3 Though some lesson of trial He assign,
Though some path, rough and lonely, may be mine,
Whatsoever may befall,
There is recompense for all
In the sunshine of my Savior’s smile. [Refrain]

4 O for grace to Him always to be true,
And to do only what He bids me do,
His approval to receive,
All my days, henceforth, to live
In the sunshine of my Savior’s smile. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #156

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. 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: There's a place where I ever would abide
Title: The sunshine of his smile
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: Not in gathering golden treasures

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #156

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