Scripture Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.@Matthew 5:16
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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Love and Praise, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1894), page 129.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

There’s a light above,
There are smiles of love,
When in Jesus we abide;
There are golden rays
Cheering rugged ways;
Let us keep on the sunny side.

Refrain

Walking along in the sunshine fair,
Helping a neighbor to travel there;
When our souls are bright
With salvation’s light,
We will keep on the sunny side.

Tho’ the raindrops fall
In the hearts of all,
In our Father we confide;
There are heav’nly gleams,
And sweet promise beams,
When we keep on the sunny side.

Refrain

Let us trust the Lord,
Trust His gracious word,
That no good will be denied;
With a faith in Him
That no shadows dim,
Let us keep on the sunny side.

Refrain