Sunday, September 10, 2017

I'll Be A Sunbeam

Let your light so shine before men, 
that they may see your good works, 
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
- Matthew 5:16 -




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

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

I will ask Jesus to help me
To keep my heart from sin;
Ever reflecting His goodness,
And always shine for Him.

I’ll be a sunbeam for Jesus,
I can if I but try;
Serving Him moment by moment,
Then live for Him on high.




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




I was looking through an old hymnal the other day
and I came across this beloved song.
I haven't thought of it in years and when I began reading the words 
I was taken back to my childhood and the many times I sang it 
in Sunday School or with my mom.
While this might be a "children's" song,
it is a good reminder to be a sunbeam for Jesus
in all areas of my life. . .
to please Him wherever I am. . .
to reflect His goodness. . . 
to serve Him moment by moment.




Have a blessed Lord's Day, dear friends!
{{{ hugs }}}

34 comments:

Betty said...

This is a beautiful post and so perfect for today.

Chris Lally said...

Timeless - lovely!

Mary Hutchins said...

This post has made me smile!! Yes Jesus, let me be a sunbeam for you!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you for the words of the hymn, my friend, and for the reminder to be a sunbeam for Jesus. I hope that you and your sweet family are having a blessed Lord's Day! xx

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Okay so I KNOW this is a beautiful post but I have to tell you that as a kid, we thought it was "Jesus wants me for a ZOMBIE". Therefore, I cannot sing this song without having a chuckle.

Simply Linda said...

I want to be a sunbeam😊. Unfortunately, I am experiencing some health issues...long story, hopefully we will have answers tomorrow or this week...but, oh how I would love to be a sunbeam.

Debbie Harris said...

Oooh, now you have me singing this delightful hymn! The words are certainly reminders for us to live out our lives daily shining forth to the glory of God, and in every way striving to please Him.
Your photos, as always, are gorgeous!

Enjoy this beautiful day~

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very sweet hymn! I have never heard it but then I didn't meet Jesus till I was in my 30's!

Karen said...

I remember singing that song. We even had a little Bible club after school called The Sunbeams. Great memories. Have a safe and blessed week.

Sandi said...

Be a sunbeam :) ...I like that.

Debby Ray said...

I have never heard this song before. If there was ever anyone who was a sunbeam, it would be you, sweet friend. :)

Christy ♥ said...

Precioso mensaje, deseo que inicies una linda semana, llena de bendiciones

Saludos♥

Tamago said...

Most songs I sing at home are children's songs :-) Lovely sunflowers. Have a wonderful new week, Stephanie!

Gina said...

Stephanie, such a sweet song. I remember this from long ago. xo

Kris said...

Thank you Stephanie for this wonderful reminder of a great hymn we sung as a child and our children still sing in Church!! Hope this Sabbath Day was a beautiful day for you too!! :-))

Lillie said...

Such a sweet song and lovely post. Sunflowers are always so cheerful.

Rose L said...

I have never heard that one. I know I am a light unto the world and spread goodness and love.

mamasmercantile said...

As always such a joy to visit. The sunflowers were a delight.

Esther Asbury said...

I used to sing that in Sunday School as a child too! Lovely pictures and great reminder to shine for Jesus!

Laura Lane said...

A beautiful reminder that we should spread sunshine all over the place.
Lovely!
I've featured this post in my Happy Homemaker Monday Daybook today!
https://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2017/09/happy-homemaker-monday-and-my-daybook.html

God bless you my friend!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

hobbyloes said...

Lovely song, be a sunbeam, for Jesus, for other people, isn't that nice?
This post is a joy to read, Stephanie!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a sweet little hymn, dear Stephanie. Your photos always make me smile. Thank you for being that dear sunbeam in our lives. Hugs and blessings xo Karen

roth phallyka said...

The sunflowers were a delight.


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Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Yes, I remember singing this song as a child too! You have brought back some wonderful memories for me too! Love your pictures, and I have some beautiful sunflowers growing in my garden, and they are just beautiful to see them through the day as they follow the path of the sun. Did you know they are the only flower that have the word "flower" part of their name, and they are also native to North America. Fascinating information about sunflowers. I am looking forward to your teacup exchange, it is coming right up! Thank you for the birthday wishes, I will email you soon :) With much love and hugs to you dear friend!

Wandering Wren said...

I'm singing along with you here too, this was part of our school songs growing up too!
Wren x

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Very beautiful. Have a wonderful week x

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such a sweet and dear hymn. Oh, but if we could have the innocence and clarity of children! xo Deborah

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I have never heard of this hymn. Thanks for sharing. I would love to pass this on to my children.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh I have always dearly loved this song! Thank you for your beautiful hymn posts each Sunday, dear Stephanie!
Blessings and love!

Tamara said...

What a lovely post, Stephanie... Your photos are beautiful, as always! That is such a sweet song and I remember singing it with my kids when they were littles. Thank you for sharing your love for the Lord and for others. Have a wonderful week filled with blessings. And enjoy this beautiful weather!

Love and hugs...
Tamara

Red Rose Alley said...

Your sunflowers are beautiful, and I love the picture of the books stacked up. Autumn has arrived here, and it's going to be cooler this week, in the 80's. Wishing you beautiful Fall days, Stephanie. You are my sunbeam in blog land. : )

love, ~Sheri

Conniecrafter said...

We were just talking about this is bible study tonight, how in everything we do we need to reflect Jesus and what he wants us to be and do... I don't know that I knew this song as a child, but it would be perfect to learn at that age!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, I can still remember as a child singing this dear song and pretending to be flowers and raising our hands to the sky and praising God in our wee hearts and voices. I will always love this song, and I remember that my paternal grandmother sang this even as she was slowing fading in her memory. How dear that God brought these precious songs to her mind that she always sang along with us. Hugs, precious friend! Just trying to catch up after the storm. xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely post.

All the best Jan

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