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Let the Sun Shine Again
Words and Music by John R. Rice
© 1972 by John R. Rice

2 Thessalonians 3:5
"And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God ..."

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          I remember the time when I first knew the Savior,
          When the sunlight of blessing so flooded my heart,
          Oh the sweetness of "first love," with Jesus so near me,
          and I thought such devotion would never depart.

            Chorus
            Let the sunshine again, Let the flow'rs bloom again;
            Stir the embers of love in my heart!
            Holy Spirit reprove, then embrace me again;
            Let the sunshine again in my heart!

          Then how sweet were the Scriptures, they spoke to me daily,
          How they guided my steps; but my zeal did not last,
          And the sweet place of pray'r where I met with my Savior,
          I neglected, and so soon my joys were all past.

            Chorus
            Let the sunshine again, Let the flow'rs bloom again;
            Stir the embers of love in my heart!
            Holy Spirit reprove, then embrace me again;
            Let the sunshine again in my heart!

          Oh, I loved will to walk in the way with God's children,
          When we net with glad heart in a fellowship sweet.
          But the pull of the flesh and some worldly companions,
          In the paths of sin's pleasure attracted my feet.

            Chorus
            Let the sunshine again, Let the flow'rs bloom again;
            Stir the embers of love in my heart!
            Holy Spirit reprove, then embrace me again;
            Let the sunshine again in my heart!

          Lord, I come now again for forgiveness and blessing,
          As Thy penitent child I am seeking Thy peace.
          For the blood paid my debt and Thy Spirit within me,
          Bids me come to my Father, my wand'ring to cease.

            Chorus
            Let the sunshine again, Let the flow'rs bloom again;
            Stir the embers of love in my heart!
            Holy Spirit reprove, then embrace me again;
            Let the sunshine again in my heart!


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