Would you always cheerful be

Would you always cheerful be

Author: A. F. Myers
Tune: [Would you always cheerful be]
Published in 20 hymnals

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1. Would you always cheerful be,
Let the blessèd sunlight in;
Would you bid the darkness flee,
Let the blessèd sunlight in.

Refrain
Let the blessèd sunlight in,
Let the blessèd sunlight in!
Would you never weary,
When the days are dreary,
Let the blessèd sunlight in!

2. Would you brighten dreary days,
Let the blessèd sunlight in;
Would you fill your heart with praise,
Let the blessèd sunlight in. [Refrain]

3. Would you ease a burdened heart,
Let the blessèd sunlight in;
Would you joy and strength impart,
Let the blessèd sunlight in. [Refrain]

4. Would you speed the truth abroad,
Let the blessèd sunlight in;
Would you bring the world to God,
Let the blessèd sunlight in. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4035

Author: A. F. Myers

Augustus (Gus) Franklin Myers USA 1850-1902. Born at Ashland, OH, he was a music composer and publisher. He may have taught music, as his title of ‘Professor’, is noted by one source. His song books include: “The life line”, “The search light” (1894), “The seed sower” (1897). He wrote many lyrics and tunes. He died at Toledo, OH. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would you always cheerful be
Author: A. F. Myers
Refrain First Line: Let the blessed sunlight in
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #4035
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The Cyber Hymnal #4035

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