New Zealand Minstrelsy
The Sun Shining Out
The Sun Shining Out.
When the sunshine of day is eclipsed by a cloud,
Presaging a storm, with the winds whistling loud,
How gloomy Nature seems;—but as shadows take the rout,
How cheerful she becomes, when the sun’s shining out.
Chorus—When the sun’s shining out, when the sun’s shining out.
How cheerful she becomes when the sun’s shining out.
So when troubles o’ertake us, while journ’ying through life.
Perplexing our souls with a chaos of strife;
How hopelessly we mourn, wishing life to have an end,
But our sorrows fly away, when we’re bless’d with a friend.
When were bless’d with a friend, &c.
See the lover deploring the frowns of his dear,
How sorrowful he feels at her coyness severe,
Whose case can be compared, so desponding throughout;
But when she smiles upon him, then his sun’s shining out.
Then his sun’s shining out, &c.
When depressions of trade, and the terrors of war,
Exert all their powers every pleasure to mar;
Yet time, on the wing, will bring changes about,
To gladden ev’ry soul, like the sun shining out.
Like the sun shining out, &c.