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