- Poet: Unknown Poet—A.J. Davis's Manual; Home Monthly (If Home Monthly is the same as The Household Monthly, volume 1, however, it does not seem to include these lyrics, although it does contain a nice article with the same name.)
- Copyright: Public domain
1. Catch the sunshine! tho' it flickers
Thro' a dark and dismal cloud,
Tho' it falls so faint and feeble
On a heart with sorrow bowed.
Catch it quickly! it is passing,
Passing rapidly away;
It has only come to tell you
There is yet a brighter day.
2. Catch the sunshine! tho' life's tempest
May unfurl its chilling blast,
Catch the little, hopeful straggler!
Storms will not forever last;
Don't give up and say “forsaken,”
Don't begin to say “I'm sad!”
Look! there comes a gleam of sunshine!
Catch it! oh, it seems so glad.
3. Catch the sunshine! don't be grieving
O'er that darksome billow there!
Life's a sea of stormy billows,
We must meet them ev'rywhere.
Pass right thro' them, do not tarry,
Overcome the heaving tide,
There's a sparkling gleam of sunshine
Waiting on the other side.
- ↑ A child's book of religion: For Sunday schools and homes, 1886 (p. 152)
- ↑ Vermont school journal: devoted to the educational interests of Vermont, Volume 4, 1862 (p. 246)
- ↑ Vermont school journal and family visitor, Volumes 3-4, 1861 (p. 246)
- ↑ The Household monthly, Volume 1, 1859 (p. 304)