Scripture Verse

May they who love You be like the sun. Judges 5:31

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Mi­ri­am E. Ar­nold, in Zi­on’s Prais­es (La­mo­ni, Io­wa: Her­ald Pub­lish­ing House, 1903), num­ber 51.

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

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Ar­nold, would you ?

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Miriam E. Arnold
1865–1916

Lyrics

I would be a little sunbeam,
Shining brightly all the day,
With its light and joy and gladness,
Driving all the clouds away.

Refrain

Shining, shining,
Shining ever bright and fair;
Shining, shining,
Shedding sunlight everywhere;
Shining every day for Jesus,
Like a sunbeam pure and fair;
Driving out the gloom and sadness,
Shedding sunlight everywhere.

I would be a little sunbeam,
And with happy smile or song,
Cheer the hearts of those around me—
Make them cheerful, brave and strong.

Refrain

I would be a little sunbeam,
Help me, Jesus, so to shine;
May the light of Thy dear Spirit
Fill this little heart of mine.

Refrain