Let the path be bright, with sunny skies

Let the path be bright, with sunny skies

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [Let the path be bright, with sunny skies]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Let the path be bright, with sunny skies,
Let joy fade not away,
Let the home be dear with tender ties,
And yet, how sweet to say,

Refrain:
‘Tis only the Lord, ‘tis only the Lord
Can satisfy the soul;
‘Tis only the Lord, ‘tis only the Lord
Can satisfy the soul.

2 Let the earth bestow its wealth and pride,
Let fame its laurels bring,
Let the dearest wish be gratified,
And yet, how sweet to say, [Refrain]

3 Let the sweetest hopes be given here,
Let all be one bright day,
Let the heart be glad and full of cheer,
And yet, how sweet to say, [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #59

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let the path be bright, with sunny skies
Author: Edward A. Barnes

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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #374Page Scan
Showers of Blessing #59TextAudioPage Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #374Page Scan



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