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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Bring the sunshine in

Representative Text

1 When the sunshine lights the sky,
All the world is fair,
But when stormy clouds arise,
Gloom is ev’rywhere.

Refrain:
That’s the time for gladness,
That’s the time for cheer,
Help to banish sadness,
Help to conquer fear.
When the shadows gather,
Let your work begin,
Where you see the darkest cloud,
Bring the sunshine in.

2 Carry stored-up sunshine ‘round
In your heart all day,
Where a gloomy place is found,
Give some light away. [Refrain]

3 Never does a shadow fall
Nor a cloud hang low,
But the light of kindly care
Sets it all aglow. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #33

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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: When the sunshine lights
Title: Bring the sunshine in
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: That's the time for

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The Excelsior Hymnal #33

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