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Live in the sunlight

Why walk in the darkness and the shadows of night

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Why walk in the darkness and shadows of night]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why walk in the darkness and shadows of night,
When sunlight so full and so free
Is streaming around with its radiance bright
To lighten the pathway for thee?

Refrain:
Then live in the sunlight, beautiful, heavenly sunlight,
Trusting in Jesus and looking above;
Then live in the sunlight, beautiful, heavenly sunlight,
Live in the sunlight, the sunlight of love.

2 Why bearing thy burden of sorrow so long,
Alone and unaided, when He
Whose heart is so kind and whose arm is so string,
Thy great Burden-bearer would be? [Refrain]

3 The clouds shall all scatter when “God is thy light,”
No more earthly shadows shall fall;
And visions of rapture shall burst on thy sight,
“In Him is no darkness at all.” [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #36

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why walk in the darkness and the shadows of night
Title: Live in the sunlight
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Then live in sunlight, beautiful, heavenly sunlight

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Songs of Praise and Salvation #36

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