Sunshine in the Soul

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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, blessed sunshine,
When the peaceful happy moments roll:
When Jesus shows His smiling face,
There is sunshine in the soul.

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

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

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. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #469

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, More glorious and bright
Title: Sunshine in the Soul
Author: E. E. Hewitt (1887)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O there's sunshine, blessed sunshine
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Grande gozo hay en mi alma hoy"
Copyright: Public Domain



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