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The Sunshine Song

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1 What we need is sunshine, sunshine ev’ry day,
Tho’ the clouds may hover, all along the way;
Still the sun is shining, just beyond your view,
Look above the shadows, where the sky is blue.

Sunshine, sunshine, all the way,
Sunshine, sunshine, ev’ry day;
In this world of sadness,
There is joy and gladness,
If we scatter sunshine on the way.

2 You may scatter sunshine, tho’ your heart is sad,
While you’re helping others, you will be made glad;
For the “cup of water” given in His name,
Joy to you will bring, like sunshine after rain. [Refrain]

3 Live above the shadows, lest they mar your life,
Live above the world, with all its sin and strife;
Sow the seeds of kindness, banish petty care,
Scatter then His blessed sunshine ev’rywhere. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #202

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What we need is sunshine every day
Title: The Sunshine Song
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: Sunshine, sunshine, all the way
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #202

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