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On a rainy day

Who will try to be a sunbeam

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Who will try to be a sunbeam]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who will try to be a sunbeam,
While the sky is gray?
Who will try to make things happy,
On a rainy Day?

Refrain:
I will try, I will try,
While the clouds are in the sky,
I will try to be a sunbeam
On a rainy day.

2 Who will try to be a blessing
Like the sunbeams gay?
Who’ll be patient, bright and cheery,
On a rainy Day? [Refrain]

3 Who will listen to the lesson,
Ev’ry word obey?
Who’ll be quiet, sweet and sunny,
On a rainy Day? [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #259

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: Who will try to be a sunbeam
Title: On a rainy day
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: I will try

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Children's Praise No.2 #d52

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The Excelsior Hymnal #259

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