I'll Be a Sunbeam

Representative Text

1 Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,
To shine for Him each day;
In ev'ry way try to please Him,
At home, at school, at play.

Refrain:
A sunbeam, a sunbeam,
Jesus wants me for a sunbeam:
A sunbeam, a sunbeam,
I’ll be a sunbeam for Him.

2 Jesus wants me to be loving,
And kind to all I see;
Showing how pleasant and happy,
His little one can be. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #432

Author: Nellie Talbot

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus wants me for a sunbeam
Title: I'll Be a Sunbeam
Author: Nellie Talbot
Meter: 8.6.8.6 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A sunbeam, a sunbeam
Notes: Spanish translation: "Nítido rayo por Cristo" by Speros Demetrios Athans
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2882
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Timeless Truths #50
  • Ill_Be_a_Sunbeam.pdf (PDF)
  • Ill_Be_a_Sunbeam.xml (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #614

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #556

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Hymns of Faith #483

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #432

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The Cyber Hymnal #2882

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #510

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #844

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Timeless Truths #50

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Total Praise #611

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Worship and Service Hymnal #495

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Yes, Lord! #420

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