A word spoken in due season, how good is it!@Proverbs 15:23
Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in The Young People’s Hymnal (Nashville, Tennessee: Publishing House, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1890).

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)

Just a little sunshine everywhere we go,
Over darkened pathways, rays of blessing throw;
Golden rays of gladness from a loving heart
Help the world to brighten; let us do our part.


Sunshine, sunshine, just a little sunshine,
Bearing heav’nly gladness through this world below;
Sunshine, sunshine, just a little sunshine,
Telling love’s sweet story, everywhere we go.

Like the blessèd Master, in this life are we
Sent to comfort others, publish liberty;
Willing hands outreaching, strengthening the weak,
In the name of Jesus, consolation speak.


Just a little sunshine makes the roses grow;
In the barren places, flowers begin to show;
Lift the clouds of sorrow, cheer the hour of gloom,
Fruits of grace will ripen for immortal bloom.