Scripture Verse

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5


Earl A. Brininstool (1870–1957)

Words: Ar­ranged from Earl A. Brin­in­stool, in The Won­der­ful Sto­ry in Song, by Fred­er­ick Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: F. L. Rowe, 1917), num­ber 137.

Music: Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

Frederick A. Fillmore (1856–1925)


In spite of gloom and dark­ness,
Keep fac­ing t’ward the light,
Keep look­ing for the sun­shine,
Tho’ hid­den from your sight;
For at the dawn of morn­ing,
So beau­ti­ful and bright,
The bless­èd sun­shine com­ing
Will drive away the night.


Sunshine, sun­shine,
Soft and gen­tle from above,
Sunshine, sun­shine,
Token of a Fa­ther’s love;
Sunshine, sun­shine,
Lighting all the drea­ry way,
Sunshine, sun­shine,
Turning dark­ness into day.

In spite of all your sor­row,
O let your spir­it fly,
To where the sun is shin­ing
Above the cloud­ed sky;
A bet­ter day is com­ing,
A dawn of glo­ry bright,
The sun­shine of God’s pre­sence
Will drive away the night.


We’ll ga­ther with our loved ones
Upon the sil­v’ry strand,
Our doubts and fears will van­ish,
And we will un­der­stand,
The beau­ty and the bright­ness
Of Hea­ven’s sun-kissed shore,
The sun­shine of God’s pre­sence
Is there for­ev­er­more.