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Happy Sunbeams

We are happy sunbeams

Author: James Rowe (1909)
Tune: [We are happy sunbeams]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. We are happy sunbeams,
Shining day by day,
Making others happy as we go our way,
Bright’ning gloomy places,
Spreading mirth and cheer,
Always glowing brightly for our Savior dear.

We are happy sunbeams,
Shining day by day,
Making others happy all along the way.

2. We are happy sunbeams,
Shining in the gloom,
Love’s true light reflecting as we journey home;
Much of care and sadness
Daily we remove
With our looks of kindness and our smiles of love. [Refrain]

3. We are little sunbeams,
With bright gleam and glow,
We are helping others ev’rywhere we go;
Thus to our Redeemer
We will prove our love,
Till He bids us join Him in His home above. [Refrain]

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: We are happy sunbeams
Title: Happy Sunbeams
Author: James Rowe (1909)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are happy sunbeams
Copyright: Public Domain


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