You Can Make the Pathway Bright

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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Text: Helen Silcott Dungan, ca. 1899
    Music: James M. Dungan, 1851–1925
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
228
Music
James M. Dungan, 1851–1925.
Text
Helen Silcott Dungan.
Scriptures
Mosiah 2:17, 41, 1 Peter 3:8–12
Meter
7 7 7 7 7 9 7 7 7 7 9
Topic
Cheerfulness, Joy, Love, Self-Improvement, Service
Tune
Bright
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Kau Dapat Menerangi (Buku Nyanyian Pujian)
104
Dansk
Du kan lette hvert et fjed (Salmebog)
147
Deutsch
Alle Wege machst du schön (Gesangbuch)
153
Español
Si hay gozo en tu corazón (Himnos)
148
Français
Tu éclaires le chemin (Cantiques)
145
Gagana Samoa
E Mafai ‘e Sulu le Ala (Viiga)
141
Latviešu Valoda
Dzīves ceļš mums laimīgs būs (Garīgo dziesmu grāmata)
144
Lea Fakatonga
Te Ke Lava Fakahā
134
Lietuvių Kalba
Kelią sau nušviest gali (Giesmynas)
128
Magyar
Vidám lehet ösvényed (Himnuszoskönyv)
146
Norsk
Du kan gjøre veien lett (Salmebok)
178
Português
Deixa a Luz do Sol Entrar (Hinário)
153
Q'eqchi'
Jun saqen naru taakʼe
144
Reo Tahiti
’Ana’ana te ’ē’a
137
Română
Poți avea drumul senin (Imnuri)
145
Suomi
Polkus tasaiseksi käy (Laulukirja)
149
Svenska
Du kan sprida himmelskt ljus (Psalmboken)
158
Tagalog
Kaya Mong Paningningin (Himnaryo)
138
Български
Слънце щом блести в’сърцето ти (Сборник химни)
144
Русский
Если в сердце свет царит (Книга гимнов)
141
Українська
Боже світло золоте (Збірник гімнів)
135
ภาษาไทย
ท่านทำให้ทางสว่างได้ (หนังสือเพลงสวด)
112
한국어
맘에 햇빛 있으면 (찬송가)
159
中文
你能使前途光明 (聖詩選輯)
145
日本語
心の中に光を持てば (賛美歌集)
141
 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performance

Watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform an arrangement of this hymn.