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We are little sunbeams (Smith)

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1. We are little sunbeams when we wear
Bright and happy faces everywhere;
Happy in the schoolroom, glad at play,
Cheery at our duties every day.

Sunbeams, sunbeams, we are little sunbeams,
Shining for the Saviour day by day.
Sunbeams, sunbeams, merry little sunbeams,
Chasing gloomy shadows all away.

2. We are little sunbeams when we speak
Kind and gentle accents, soft and meek.
Loving words are always full of cheer,
Blessing like the sunshine those who hear. [Chorus]

3. We are little sunbeams when we do
Kind and helpful actions, sweet and true.
Little hands are ready aid to show,
Little feet are willing, swift to go. [Chorus]

4. If we would be sunbeams, fair and bright,
Making all around us glad and light;
We must pray the Father up above,
That we may be ever filled with love. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #58

Author: Emma Fisk Smith

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are little sunbeams (Smith)
Author: Emma Fisk Smith
Refrain First Line: Sunbeams, sunbeams
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Carols of Hope #58

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