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)

Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Ra­di­ant Songs, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam Kirkpatrick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia: John J. Hood, 1891), num­ber 72.

Some hym­nals show the au­thor as Li­die H. Ed­munds, Hew­itt’s pseu­donym. Ho­wever, the lyr­ics reap­peared se­ver­al years lat­er in The Voice of Me­lo­dy, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: E. S. Lo­renz, 1900), num­ber 87, with dif­fer­ent mu­sic, by George M. Evans, and the au­thor giv­en as El­la Hall. Lo­renz does not ex­plain why Hall was cred­it­ed as the ly­ri­cist. Per­haps El­la Hall is an­o­ther pseu­do­nym of Eli­za Hew­itt?

Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Let us carry the sunshine
Wherever we go,
It will surely make somebody glad;
For a comforting word,
Like a clear, golden ray,
Will bring help to the weary and sad.

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Let us carry the sunshine,
The beautiful, beautiful sunshine,
Let us carry the sunshine,
The sunshine of heavenly love.

Let us carry the sunshine
Wherever we go,
Let it beam from the bright, cheery face;
There’s a charm in the smile,
There is power in the glance,
That betokens the heart’s tender grace.

Refrain

Let us carry the sunshine
Wherever we go,
’Tis the sunshine that never grows dim;
When looking to Jesus,
The Light of the world,
We are living and shining for Him.

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