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Walking in the sunlight, on I go each day

Walking in the sunlight, on I go each day

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Walking in the sunlight on I go each day]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Walking in the sunlight on I go each day,
Trav’ling to a land beyond compare;
Singing of God’s mercies all along the way,
Walking in the sunlight bright and fair.

Walking in the sunlight, blessed light of God,
Singing of His mercies’ ceaseless flow,
Foll’wing in the pathway which my Lord hath trod,
Walking in the sunlight, on I go.

2 Walking in the sunlight of a Father’s love,
Pressing on with swift and willing feet;
Rest eternal waits me in that land above,
Walking in the sunlight glad and sweet. [Refrain]

3 Walking in the sunlight, close by Jesus’ side,
Fearing naught, I journey on the way;
In my weakness clinging to my trusty Guide,
Walking in the sunlight, day by day. [Refrain]

4 Walking in the sunlight till I catch a sight
Of the City’s pearly gates above;
Jesus’ presence scatters darkest shades of night,
Walking in the sunlight of God’s love. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #34

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Walking in the sunlight, on I go each day
Author: Birdie Bell
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Coronation Songs #d220

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d245

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Songs of Sovereign Grace #34

The Highway to Heaven #d174

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