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Spreading the Heavenly Sunshine

This is my mission wherever I go, Spreading the heavenly sunshine

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [This is my mission, wherever I go] (Hugg)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 This is my mission, wherever I go,
Spreading the hea'venly sunshine;
Over life's pathway of sorrow and woe,
Spreading the sunshine of love.

Spreading the light of the Gospel of God,
Spreading the heavenly sunshine;
Over some one who in sorrow may plod,
Spreading the heavenly sunshine.

2 Jesus hath sent me to glean by the way,
Spreading the heavenly sunshine;
So I am working by night and day,
Spreading the sunshine of love. [Chorus]

3 Hearts bend to Jesus as flow'rs to the sun,
Spreading the heavenly sunshine;
While many souls for the Master are won,
Spreading the sunshine of love. [Chorus]

4 Burdens are lightened as I move along,
Spreading the heavenly sunshine;
Sadness is banished by music and song,
Spreading the sunshine of love. [Chorus]

5 Then let me work till life's labors shall close,
Spreading the heavenly sunshine;
Then let me sink in death's quiet repose,
Spreading the sunshine of love. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #44

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is my mission wherever I go, Spreading the heavenly sunshine
Title: Spreading the Heavenly Sunshine
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Spreading the light of the gospel of God
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Corn In Egypt #178

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Fairer than Day (Enlarged Edition) #172

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Light in the Valley #44

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