There is Sunlight Over Head

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1 Tho' when walking down life's valley,
Oft the vale is fill'd with dread;
Yet when e'er I look above me,
There is sunlight over head.

Just above the sun is shining,
Then no more the shadows dread;
But remember when repining,
There is sunlight over head.

2 Tis the sun that makes the shadows,
So no matter where we tread;
Let us sing when days are gloomy,
There is sunlight over head. [Chorus]

3 In this world of sin and sorrow,
Trials on ev'ry hand are spread;
Yet my heart keeps singing ever,
There is sunlight over head. [Chorus]

4 When at last I walk the valley,
And the shadow of the dead;
My dear Lord will whisper to me,
There is sunlight over head. [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... #113

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: Though when walking down life's valley
Title: There is Sunlight Over Head
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just above the sun is shining
Copyright: Public Domain



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