Scripture Verse

May they who love You be like the sun. Judges 5:31


Words: Nel­lie Tal­bot. Rack­ing her brain for ma­te­ri­al for her Sun­day school class in ru­ral Mis­sou­ri, she thought to her­self, How can you say there’s no­thing to teach about when you have the sun and the sky and the trees and the flow­ers! Hence the theme of this song.

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc). He de­di­cat­ed this song to his grand­son, Ed­win O. Ex­cell, Jr.

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

Edwin O. Excell (1851–1921)


Jesus wants me for a sun­beam,
To shine for Him each day;
In ev­ery way try to please Him,
At home, at school, at play.


A sun­beam, a sun­beam,
Jesus wants me for a sun­beam;
A sun­beam, a sun­beam,
I’ll be a sun­beam for Him.

Jesus wants me to be lov­ing,
And kind to all I see;
Showing how plea­sant and hap­py
His lit­tle one can be.


I will ask Je­sus to help me
To keep my heart from sin,
Ever re­flect­ing His good­ness,
And al­ways shine for Him.


I’ll be a sun­beam for Je­sus;
I can if I but try;
Serving Him mo­ment by mo­ment,
Then live with Him on high.