Live in sunshine

This world is not a place for gloom

Author: Katherine A. Grimes
Tune: [This world is not a place for gloom]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 This world is not a place for gloom,
While sunshine lights the morning sky,
While blossoms store their sweet perfume
For ev’ry one who passes by.

Then let not grief your heart beguile,
Meet ev’ry trouble with a smile;
Are any sad go make them glad,
And live in sunshine all the while.

2 This world is not a place for wrong
While God’s dear hand is over all;
Go meet your sorrow with a song,
And nothing evil shall befall. [Refrain]

3 This world is not a place for tears
While Jesus comforts those who weep;
Let hope and joy replace your fears
His watchful care your ways will keep. [Refrain]

4 This world is not a place for sin,
For shame, or sorrow, or despair,
While Jesus’ blood can make us clean,
While He will all our burdens bear. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #8

Author: Katherine A. Grimes

Born: April 26, 1877, Argentine, Michigan. Died: September 3, 1967, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Grimes was the first child of Stephen and Ada Potter Atherton, and had seven brothers. In 1900, she married broom maker Elliot Grant Grimes in Vernon, Michigan. She had a stepdaughter, Corabelle Grimes Shorden, one son, Leon Elliot Grimes, and an adopted daughter, Mary Patricia Green Jacobs. She became a writer at an early age, and worked as an editor for the Southern Agriculturist magazine in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to writing, she was an accomplished pianist and a music teacher. In 1920, she and her son Leon worked for Dr. William Fewkes of the Smithsonian Institute, exploring the A… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This world is not a place for gloom
Title: Live in sunshine
Author: Katherine A. Grimes
Refrain First Line: Then let not grief your heart beguile



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Gospel Songs for Men, a Collection of Quartets and Choruses for Male Voices #d102

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Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #31

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Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #45

Selected Sunday School Songs #d211

Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d222

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Worship and Service #101

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