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You Can Make the Pathway Bright
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You Can Make the Pathway Bright

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1. You can make the pathway bright,

Fill the soul with heaven’s light,

If there’s sunshine in your heart;

Turning darkness into day,

As the shadows fly away,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

[Chorus]

If there’s sunshine in your heart,

You can send a shining ray

That will turn the night to day;

And your cares will all depart,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

2. You can speak the gentle word

To the heart with anger stirred,

If there’s sunshine in your heart;

Tho it seems a little thing,

It will heaven’s blessings bring,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

[Chorus]

If there’s sunshine in your heart,

You can send a shining ray

That will turn the night to day;

And your cares will all depart,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

3. You can do a kindly deed

To your neighbor in his need,

If there’s sunshine in your heart;

And his burden you will share

As you lift his load of care,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

[Chorus]

If there’s sunshine in your heart,

You can send a shining ray

That will turn the night to day;

And your cares will all depart,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

4. You can live a happy life

In this world of toil and strife,

If there’s sunshine in your heart;

And your soul will glow with love

From the perfect Light above,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

[Chorus]

If there’s sunshine in your heart,

You can send a shining ray

That will turn the night to day;

And your cares will all depart,

If there’s sunshine in your heart today.

Text: Helen Silcott Dungan, ca. 1899

Music: James M. Dungan, 1851–1925

Mosiah 2:17, 41

1 Peter 3:8–12