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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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Love and Praise, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1894), page 129.

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

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

There’s a light above,
There are smiles of love,
When in Je­sus we abide;
There are gold­en rays
Cheering rug­ged ways;
Let us keep on the sun­ny side.

Refrain

Walking along in the sun­shine fair,
Helping a neigh­bor to tra­vel there;
When our souls are bright
With sal­va­tion’s light,
We will keep on the sun­ny side.

Tho’ the rain­drops fall
In the hearts of all,
In our Fa­ther we con­fide;
There are heav’n­ly gleams,
And sweet pro­mise beams,
When we keep on the sun­ny side.

Refrain

Let us trust the Lord,
Trust His gra­cious word,
That no good will be de­nied;
With a faith in Him
That no sha­dows dim,
Let us keep on the sun­ny side.

Refrain