Scripture Verse

A word spoken in due season, how good is it! Proverbs 15:23


Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in The Young Peo­ple’s Hym­nal (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Pub­lish­ing House, Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, South, 1890).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


Just a lit­tle sun­shine ev­ery­where we go,
Over dark­ened path­ways, rays of bless­ing throw;
Golden rays of glad­ness from a lov­ing heart
Help the world to bright­en; let us do our part.


Sunshine, sun­shine, just a lit­tle sun­shine,
Bearing heav’n­ly glad­ness through this world be­low;
Sunshine, sun­shine, just a lit­tle sun­shine,
Telling love’s sweet sto­ry, ev­ery­where we go.

Like the bless­èd Mas­ter, in this life are we
Sent to com­fort oth­ers, pub­lish li­ber­ty;
Willing hands out­reach­ing, strength­en­ing the weak,
In the name of Je­sus, con­so­la­tion speak.


Just a lit­tle sun­shine makes the ros­es grow;
In the bar­ren places, flow­ers be­gin to show;
Lift the clouds of sor­row, cheer the hour of gloom,
Fruits of grace will rip­en for im­mor­tal bloom.