Only a Beam of Sunshine

Words by Fanny J. Crosby Music by John R. Sweeney

"Only a beam of sunshine, but oh, it was warm and bright; The heart of a weary trav'ler
was cheered by its welcome sight"

Fanny Crosby says: ”It was a cold, rainy day, and everything had gone wrong with me during the morning. I realized that the fault was mine; but that did not help the matter. About noon the sky began to clear; and a friend, standing near me said, ”There is only a beam of sunshine, but oh, it is warm and bright;” and on the impulse of the moment I wrote the hymn."