Sunshine in the Soul

There is sunshine in my soul today

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: SUNSHINE (Sweney)
Published in 304 hymnals

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1 There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright!
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.

O there's sunshine (O there's sunshine in my soul,)
blessed sunshine, (blessed sunshine in my soul,)
When the peaceful, happy moments roll; (happy moments roll.)
When Jesus shows His smiling face,
There is sunshine in my soul.

2 There is music in my soul today,
A carol to my King;
And Jesus listening, can hear
The songs I cannot sing. [Chorus]

3 There is music in my soul today,
For when my Lord is near
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
The flowers of grace appear. [Chorus]

4 There is gladness in my soul today,
And hope and praise and love
For blessings which He gives me now,
For joys "laid up" above. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #619

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is sunshine in my soul today
Title: Sunshine in the Soul
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O there's sunshine, blessed sunshine
Copyright: Public Domain



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #430
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The Cyber Hymnal #6394
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #430

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #619

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Melodies of Salvation #104

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #559

Rejoice Hymns #542

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #470

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Sing Joyfully #487


Small Church Music #127

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #209

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The Celebration Hymnal #747


The Cyber Hymnal #6394

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #499

The New National Baptist Hymnal #212

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #368


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #387

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