[Somewhere the sun is shining]

[Somewhere the sun is shining]

Composer: J. S. Fearis
Published in 22 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: J. S. Fearis

John Sylvester Fearis, 1867-1932 Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1867, Rich­land, Io­wa. Died: Sep­tem­ber 2, 1932, Lake Ge­ne­va, Wis­con­sin. Fearis’ fa­ther was a suc­cess­ful sing­ing school teach­er, and a paint­er by trade. At a young age, John learned to read mu­sic in his fa­ther’s classe­s. He was pas­sion­ate­ly fond of mu­sic, and, tak­ing less­ons on the reed or­gan, he was soon able to play in Sun­day school and church. Lat­er he took charge of the church choir, and taught sing­ing class­es in near­by towns. He wrote his first hymn tune at age 16. He event­u­al­ly joined the ed­it­or­i­al staff of the Choir Lead­er, pub­lished by the Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: J. S. Fearis
Meter: 7.6.7.6.4.7.9.7
Incipit: 32151 17432 67653
Key: A Major

Texts

Beautiful Isle of Somewhere

Somewhere the sun is shining,
Somewhere the songbirds dwell;
Hush, then, thy sad repining,
God lives, and all is well.

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Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #806
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #397
Text: Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #641
Text: Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
  • Beautiful_Isle_of_Somewhere.pdf (PDF)

Instances

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ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #806

Audio

Small Church Music #6605

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #397

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #641

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