[Somewhere the sun is shining]

[Somewhere the sun is shining]

Composer: J. S. Fearis
Published in 41 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

Title: [Somewhere the sun is shining]
Composer: J. S. Fearis
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 32151 17432 67653
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Organ Solo

  • Hymn Meditations for Funerals: Registrated for Pipe, Electronic, and Spinet Organs
    Composer/Editors Howard Zettervall; Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1962) pp. 9
  • One Hundred and One Hymns for Every Day: Hymns You'll Love to Sing and Play
    Composer/Editor Chester Nordman
    Published By: Hansen Publications, Inc. (1962) pp. 79
  • The Amateur Organist No. 32: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editors J. S. Fearis; Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1960) pp. 3

Piano Solo

  • Gospel Time for Piano Volume 1
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1994) pp. 46
  • All-Time Gospel Favorites for Piano
    Composer/Editor Geoffrey R. Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1972) pp. 49
  • Rob Roy Perry's Gospel Hymn Pianist
    Composer/Editor Rob Roy Peery
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1956) pp. 3


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)


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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #494


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #806

Sacred Selections for the Church #376


Small Church Music #6605


The Cyber Hymnal #397


Timeless Truths #641

Include 35 pre-1979 instances
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