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


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, 1909.

Music: Tho­mas Ben­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ben­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


We are happy sun­beams,
Shining day by day,
Making others hap­py as we go our way,
Brightening gloomy plac­es,
Spreading mirth and cheer,
Always glow­ing bright­ly for our Sav­ior dear.


We are hap­py sun­beams,
Shining day by day,
Making oth­ers hap­py all along the way.

We are hap­py sun­beams,
Shining in the gloom,
Love’s true light re­flect­ing as we jour­ney home;
Much of care and sad­ness
Daily we re­move
With our looks of kind­ness and our smiles of love.


We are lit­tle sun­beams,
With bright gleam and glow,
We are help­ing oth­ers ev­ery­where we go;
Thus to our Re­deem­er
We will prove our love,
Till He bids us join Him in His home above.