SUNSHINE (Sweney)

Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John R. Sweney (1887)
Meter: 9.6.8.6 with refrain
Incipit: 12356 71233 43252
Key: A♭ Major/G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #430
Text: Sunshine in My Soul
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #447
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #6394
Text: Sunshine in My Soul
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #430

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #619

Cáliz de Bendiciones: Himnario Discipulos de Cristo #67

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #447

Himnos de la Iglesia #290

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Hymns of Faith #233

Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #67

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #559

Rejoice Hymns #542

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #470

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #325

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Sing Joyfully #487

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Small Church Music #127

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

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The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #747

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The Cyber Hymnal #6394

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #499

The New National Baptist Hymnal #212

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #422

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