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Would you be a sunbeam filled with heaven's light

Would you be a sunbeam filled with heaven's light

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Would you be a sunbeam]
Published in 27 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Would you be a sunbeam fill’d with heaven’s light,
Shedding forth its beauty over scenes of night?
In this world of sorrow, sickness, sin, and woe,
Try to be a blessing ev’rywhere you go.

Be a blessing on life’s weary mile;
Be a blessing with a word or smile;
Be a blessing, ev’rywhere the same,
Try to be a blessing in the Master’s name.

2 Where the tears are falling and the hearts are sad,
Take some gospel message that will make them glad;
Strive to give them comfort by some loving deed,
Try to be a blessing in the time of need. [Refrain]

3 Just a cup of water, for the Master’s sake,
May sweet chords of music in some bosom wake;
Seek to help some pilgrim t’ward the golden land,
Try to be a blessing, both with voice and hand. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #86

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would you be a sunbeam filled with heaven's light
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Be a blessing on life's weary mile



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d152
Coronation Hymns #180
Fairer than Day #d112
Fairer than Day. enl. ed. #d218
Familiar Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #d72
Favorite Songs #d124
Glad News #d122
Heart Praise #d231
Kingdom Songs #d263
Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #62AudioPage Scan
Our Hymns of Love, a Choice Collection of Gospel Songs #d248
Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #48Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #391Page Scan
Revival Glory #d251
Sacred Praise: for Use in Gospel Meetings, Evangelistic Services ... #96
Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d250
Songs of the Century No. 2 #d195
Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d255
The New Revival Glory #d293
The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #d284
The Old Story in Song Number Two #86TextPage Scan
The Redeemer's Praise #77Page Scan
The Victory: a collection of popular Sunday school songs new and old #103Page Scan
The Young People's Hymnal No. 3: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, prayer meetings and revivals #5Page Scan
United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #68Page Scan
Waves of Salvation, Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #d160
World Wide Revival Songs No. 2 #d277