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

Introduction

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John H. Tenney
1840–1918

Words: Lu­cy M. Ten­ney, in The Bea­con Light, edited by John Ten­ney & Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881), num­ber 46.

Music: John H. Ten­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Scatter the sunbeams! send forth the light;
Drive back the shadows of sorrow’s dark night.
Show to the cheerless, Jesus the way;
Point to the regions of heavenly day.

Refrain

Scatter the sunbeams, the bright golden sunbeams,
Scatter the sunbeams, the sunbeams of love.

Scatter the sunbeams! cheer with thy smile;
Bless other souls by a heart without guile;
Strive by kind actions wand’rers to win,
Back from the bypaths of error and sin.

Refrain

Scatter the sunbeams! hope beameth bright,
Bathed is her forehead with radiant light!
Shed forth that brightness where’er you go,
Blessing and blessèd, your life’s journey through.

Refrain