He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good.@Matthew 5:45

C. L. Chamberlin, in Onward and Upward No. 2, by William T. Giffe & Ephraim T. Hildebrand (Logansport, Indiana: Home Music, 1900), number 125.

Villarrica C. L. Chamberlin, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Oh, the blessèd sunshine
Which the Lord hath giv’n;
’Tis the Father’s blessing
Coming down from Heav’n.
He who in His goodness,
Sunshine doth bestow,
Gives a glimpse of glory
To the world below.

Refrain

Blessèd, blessèd sunshine
From the realms of light;
Scattering gloom and shadow
Of the darkest night.
He who in His goodness
Sunshine doth bestow,
Gives a glimpse of glory
To the world below.

Oh, the blessèd sunshine
Drives the clouds away;
Changes gloom and sadness
To a brighter day;
And His radiant splendor
Passes no one by;
Sheds on all a blessing
From the throne on high.

Refrain

Oh, the blessèd sunshine
Of the Savior’s love;
’Tis the glorious sunshine
From the home above;
Cheering us and guiding
In the righteous way;
Leading up to Heaven,
To the perfect day.

Refrain