Only A Beam Of Sunshine

Fanny J. Crosby         John R. Sweeney

Only a beam of sunshine, But oh, it was warm and bright;
The heart of a weary trav'ler Was cheer'd by its welcome sight.
Only a beam of sunshine That fell from the arch above,
And tenderly, softly whisper'd A message of peace and love.

Only a beam of sunshine That into a dwelling crept,
Where, over a fading rosebud, A mother her vigil kept.
Only a beam of sunshine That smil'd thro' her falling tears,
And show'd her the bow of promise, Forgotten perhaps for years.

Only a word for Jesus! Oh, speak it in His dear name;
To perishing souls around you The message of love proclaim.
Go, like the faithful sunbeam, Your mission of joy fulfil;
Remember the Saviour's promise, That He will be with you still.


Only a word for Jesus, Only a whisper'd pray'r.
Over some grief-worn spirit May rest like a sunbeam fair.

From "Melodious Sonnets" by permission John J. Hood
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