Scripture Verse

A word spoken in due season, how good is it! Proverbs 15:23

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Isaac W. Nay­lor, in Songs of the Pen­te­cost for the For­ward Gos­pel Move­ment, ed­it­ed by Charles Ga­bri­el & Isaac Nay­lor (New York: George Hughes, 1894).

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Be a golden sunbeam, radiant and bright,
Chasing from life’s pathway
Sorrow’s frowning night;
With thy golden sunlight dry the dewy tear,
Scatter from the sad heart
All its doubt and fear.

Refrain

Be a golden sunbeam, beautiful and bright,
Scattering clouds of darkness
With thy shining light:
Be a golden sunbeam, joyfully and glad,
Scattering rays of sunlight
When the way is sad.

When the way is gloomy, cheer it with a song;
Banish mist and shadow
As you march along;
In the place of briars, strew the fairest flow’rs,
Wreathing brows with roses
Plucked from heav’nly bowers.

Refrain

Be a golden sunbeam, bright, and pure, and fair;
With thy smiles and sonnets
Lighten human care;
With the sweetest music from the harp of love,
Lure the sad and weary
To our home above.

Refrain