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I Am Happy in Him

My soul is so happy in Jesus

Author: E. O. Excell (1902)
Tune: [My soul is so happy in Jesus]
Published in 65 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My soul is so happy in Jesus,
For He is so precious to me;
His voice it is music to hear it,
His face it is heaven to see.

Refrain:
I am happy in Him,
I am happy in Him;
My soul with delight
He fills day and night,
For I am happy in Him.

2 He sought me so long ere I knew Him,
When wand’ring afar from the fold;
Safe home in His arms He hath bro't me,
To where there are pleasures untold. [Refrain]

3 His love and His mercy surround me,
His grace like a river doth flow;
His Spirit, to guide and to comfort,
Is with me wherever I go. [Refrain]

4 They say I shall some day be like Him,
My cross and my burden lay down;
Till then I will ever be faithful,
In gathering gems for His crown. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul is so happy in Jesus
Title: I Am Happy in Him
Author: E. O. Excell (1902)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.6.6.5.5.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am happy in Him
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2713
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Timeless Truths #1020

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