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


Eliza E. Hewitt

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).

William J. Kirkpatrick


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.


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.


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.