Advent Hymnals

579. I'LL BE A SUNBEAM

Christ in Song,

1.
If I were a sunbeam,
This is what I'd do,
I'd find the dark places,
Searching the forest through;
I would kiss the pale flowers,
Bending low at my feet,
Till each lonely blossom
Open'd fair and sweet.

Chorus:
Beautiful sunbeam!
God sent you here;
I'll be a sunbeam,
Lonely hearts to cheer.

2.
So many dark places
In this world of sin,
Why not be a sunbeam,
Letting the love light in,
God's beautiful love light,
Smiles and words of cheer;
Kindness is the sunshine
We should scatter here.  [Chorus]

3.
If we are like Jesus
Sun of Righteousness
Who left the bright mansions,
Lonely lives to bless,
'Twill be sweetest pleasure
Of his love to tell,
Shining out his gladness
Where the sad ones dwell.  [Chorus]

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Title I'll Be a Sunbeam
Key A♭ Major
Titles Beautiful sunbeam!
First Line If I were a sunbeam
Author undefined
Year 1908
Composer F. E. B.
Hymnal -
Tune If I were a sunbeam
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Children's Hymns
Texts John 13:35
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