87. Scatter Sunshine

As usual, the women hold out the note while the men sing the words in parentheses.

Verse 1:
In a world where sorrow
Ever will be known,
Where are found the needy,
And the sad and lone;
How much joy and comfort
You can all bestow,
If you scatter sunshine
Ev’rywhere you go.

Refrain:
Scatter (Scatter smiles and) sunshine all along your way,
Cheer and bless and brighten
Ev’ry passing day,
Scatter (Scatter smiles and) sunshine all along your way,
Cheer and bless and brighten
Ev’ry passing day.

Verse 2:
Slightest actions often
Meet the sorest needs;
For the world wants daily,
Little kindly deeds;
Oh, what care and sorrow
You may help remove,
With your songs and courage,
Sympathy and love.

Verse 3:
When the days are gloomy,
Sing some happy song,
Meet the world’s repining
With a courage strong;
Go with faith undaunted,
Thro’ the ills of life,
Scatter smiles and sunshine
O’er the toil and strife.

Lanta Wilson Smith/E.O. Excell
1892/E.O. Excell

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86. Glory to God, Hallelujah!

Verse 1:
We are never, never weary of the grand old song;
Glory to God, hallelujah!
We can sing it loud as ever, with our faith more strong;
Glory to God, hallelujah!

Refrain:
O, the children of the Lord have a right to shout and sing,
For the way is growing bright, and our souls are on the wing;
We are going by and by to the palace of a King!
Glory to God, hallelujah!

Verse 2:
We are lost amid the rapture of redeeming love;
Glory to God, hallelujah!
We are rising on its pinions to the hills above;
Glory to God, hallelujah!

Verse 3:
We are going to a palace that is built of gold;
Glory to God, hallelujah!
Where the King in all His splendor we shall soon behold;
Glory to God, hallelujah!

Verse 4:
There we’ll shout redeeming mercy in a glad, new song;
Glory to God, hallelujah!
There we’ll sing the praise of Jesus with the blood-wash’d throng;
Glory to God, hallelujah!

Fanny J. Crosby/Wm.J. Kirkpatrick
1885 Wm.J. Kirkpatrick

85. Oh, such Wonderful Love!

Since American English was still in process of separating from British English, “Savior” is spelt in the American style and “sceptre” in the British style.

Verse 1:
O the great love the dear Savior has shown
To shamefully die on the tree,
Leaving His sceptre and beautiful throne
To rescue a sinner like me!

Refrain:
Oh, such wonderful love!
(Oh, such wonderful,)
Oh, such wonderful love!
(Oh, such wonderful,)
Jesus, my Savior, left sceptre and throne,
To rescue a sinner like me.

Verse 2:
Palaces, mansions and inns had no room
For Christ, who so joyfully came
Down from yon heaven our path to illume,
And save us from sin and from shame.

Verse 3:
Man of great sorrows and homeless was He,
But yet my Redeemer and Friend,
Pouring infinite streams upon me,
A love that can nevermore end.

I.N. McHose/I.N. McHose

84. My Mother’s Bible

As is usual, the men echo the women in the refrain.

Verse 1:
There’s a dear and precious book,
Tho’ it’s worn and faded now,
Which recalls the happy days of long ago;
When I stood at mother’s knee,
With her hand upon my brow,
And I heard her voice in gentle tones and low,

Refrain:
Blessed book, (blessed book,) precious book, (precious book,)
On thy dear old tear-stained leaves I love to look; (love to look;)
Thou art sweeter day by day,
As I walk the narrow way
That leads at last to that bright home above.

Verse 2:
There she read of Jesus’ love,
As He blest the children dear,
How He suffered, bled and died upon the tree;
Of His heavy load of care,
Then she dried my flowing tear
With her kisses as she said it was for me.

Well, those days are past and gone,
But their mem’ry lingers still,
And the dear old Book each day has been my guide;
And I seek to do His will,
As my mother taught me then,
And ever in my heart His words abide.

M.B. Williams/C.D. Tillman
1893 C.D. Tillman

83. Whisperings of Jesus

As usual, the men sing the words in parentheses, coming in after the women, but finishing the line with them.

“I will betroth thee unto me forever.”–Hosea 2:19


with expression


Verse 1:                                                                                                                         

Not a sound invades the stillness,                                                                           

Not a form invades the scene,

Save the voice of my Beloved, 

And the person of my King.


Refrain:

Precious, gentle, holy Jesus!

        (Precious, gentle, holy Jesus!)

Blessed Bridegroom of my heart,

        (Blessed Bridegroom of my heart,)

In Thy secret inner chamber

        (In Thy secret inner chamber)

Thou wilt whisper what Thou art.

        (Thou wilt whisper what Thou art.)


Verse 2:

And within those heav’nly places,

Calmly hushed in sweet repose,

There I drink with job absorbing,

All the love Thou wouldest disclose.


Verse 3:

Wrapt in deep, adoring silence,

Jesus, Lord, I dare not move,

Lest I lose the smallest saying

Meant to catch the ear of love.


Verse 4:

Rest, then, O my soul contented,

Thou hast reach’d thy happy place,

In the bosom of the Savior,

Gazing up to His dear face.

D.K.W./Wm.J. Kirkpatrick

1891 Wm.J. Kirkpatrick

82. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

In the refrain, as usual, the women hold the notes while the men sing the words in parentheses.

Verse 1:
What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain:
Lean—–ing, lean—–ing, (Leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus,)
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Lean—–ing, lean—–ing, (Leaning on Jesus, leaning on Jesus,)
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Verse 2:
Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
O, how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Verse 3:
What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Rev. E.A. Hoffman/A.J. Showalter

81. Jesus is Passing By

In the refrain, the women hold the notes while the men sing the words in parentheses.

Verse 1:
Come, contrite one, and seek His grace,
Jesus is passing by;
See in His reconciling face,
The sunshine of the sky.

Refrain:
Passing by, (Passing by, passing by,)
Passing by, (Passing by, passing by,)
Hasten to meet Him on the way,
Jesus is passing by today,
Passing by, passing by.(Passing by, passing by, passing by, passing by.)

Verse 2:
Come, hungry one, and tell your needs,
Jesus is passing by;
The Bread of Life your soul will feed,
And fully satisfy.

Verse 3:
Come, weary one, and find your rest,
Jesus is passing by;
Come where the longing heart is bless’d,
And on His bosom lie.

Verse 4:
Come, burden’d one, bring all your cares,
Jesus is passing by;
The love that listens to your pray’r,
Will “no good thing” deny.

E.E. Hewitt/Jno.R. Sweney
1891 Jno.R. Sweney