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There Is Sunlight on the Hilltop

There is sunlight on the hilltop

Author: Mrs. M. T. Haughey; Alterer: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [There is sunlight on the hilltop]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There is sunlight on the hilltop,
There is sunlight on the sea;
And the golden beams are sleeping
On the soft and verdant lea;
But a richer light is filling
All the chambers of my heart;
For Thou dwellest there, my Savior
And ’tis sunlight where Thou art.

Oh, the sunlight! beautiful sunlight!
Oh, the sunlight in the heart!
Jesus’ smile can banish sadness;
It is sunlight in the heart.

2 In the dust I leave my sadness,
As the garb of other days,
For Thou robest me with gladness,
And Thou fillest me with praise;
And to that bright home of glory
Which Thy love hath won for me,
In my heart and mind ascending,
My glad spirit follows Thee. [Refrain]

3 Loving Savior, Thou hast bought me,
And my life, my all, is Thine;
Let the lamp Thy love hath lighted
To Thy praise and glory shine;
And to that bright home of glory
Which Thy love hath won for me,
In my heart and mind ascending,
My glad spirit follows Thee. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Mrs. M. T. Haughey

Late 19th Century Music SUNLIGHT IN THE HEART  Go to person page >

Alterer: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is sunlight on the hilltop
Title: There Is Sunlight on the Hilltop
Author: Mrs. M. T. Haughey
Alterer: Franklin E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the sunlight, beautiful sunlight



The Cyber Hymnal #6390
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