Every day my soul is happy

Every day my soul is happy

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Every day my soul is happy]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ev’ry day my soul is happy,
For I feel my Saviour near;
‘Tis his presence makes my sunshine,
And his love destroys my fear.

Refrain:
I am content with thee, O my Saviour,
I have resolved thy will shall be mine;
Keep me faithful, true and faithful;
Fill my soul with love divine.

2 Ev’ry day, tho’ storm and sorrow
Darkly round my pathway rise,
I am looking up for comfort,
Far beyond earth’s changing skies. [Refrain]

3 Ev’ry day my home is happy,
For with Jesus I abide;
Drinking from the living fountain,
With his goodness satisfied. [Refrain]

4 Ev’ry day my hopes grow brighter,
Tho’ the hopes of earth are gone;
Ev’ry day my rest draws nearer,
As my Saviour leads me on. [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #80

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Every day my soul is happy
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: I am content with thee

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Instances

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English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d62

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Melodious Sonnets #80

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #41

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Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #262

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