Spread the Sunshine

When your heart is filled with gladness

Author: Rene Bronner
Tune: [When your heart is filled with gladness]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When your heart is filled with gladness,
And the day is fair and bright,
When you find no room for sadness
In the glory of the light,
Do not hold this blessing tightly,
Give to all who come, so true;
And like bread upon the waters,
It will all come back to you.

Refrain:
Spread the sunshine, spread the sunshine
Into hearts that break with woe;
On the hilltops, in the valleys,
Spread it ev’rywhere you go;
Send its beams abroad with gladness,
Bringing cheer to hearts anew;
Like the bread upon the waters,
It will all come back to you.

2 When the sickness and the sorrow
And the pain have passed you by,
Clouding someone’s bright tomorrow
In the twinkling of an eye;
Do not hide the light God gives you
With a selfish heart and hand,
Send it forth to cheer and comfort
Far across the lonely land. [Refrain]

3 When at last you’re overtaken
With a sadness or despair,
When you feel yourself forsaken,
With no gladness anywhere,
Gather up your shattered spirits,
Turn to him who sends the light;
He will fill your heart with brightness,
And will give you strength and might. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #146

Author: Rene Bronner

Born: Date unk­nown, but songs by Bron­ner were in pub­li­ca­tion by 1905. We do not know if this au­thor was a man or wo­man, but we have seen at least one ref­er­ence to a lyr­i­cist named Mrs. Re­ne Bron­ner. Bron­ner’s works in­clude: Under the Christ­mas Star, with Hen­ry Pe­trie (New York: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1914) © The Cyber Hymnal™ http://www.hymntime.com/tch. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When your heart is filled with gladness
Title: Spread the Sunshine
Author: Rene Bronner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Spread the sunshine
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