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

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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