[In a world where sorrow]

[In a world where sorrow]

Composer: E. O. Excell
Published in 25 hymnals


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Audio files: MIDI

Composer: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: E. O. Excell
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5 with refrain
Incipit: 55657 65544 31121
Key: A Major

Texts

Scatter Sunshine

In a world where sorrow
Ever will be known,
Where are found the needy,
And the sad and lone;
How much joy and comfort
You can all bestow,
If you scatter sunshine
Ev'rywhere you go.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5941
Text: Scatter Sunshine
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