Scripture Verse

His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from His hand. Habakkuk 3:4


Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Glad Hal­le­lu­jahs, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & John Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Tho­mas T. Tas­ker, Sr., 1887), num­ber 84. Hew­itt suf­fered a se­vere back in­ju­ry, but af­ter six months in a cast, she was fin­al­ly able to take a sim­ple walk in the park. The joy she felt at her re­cov­ery prompt­ed these words.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


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

There is mu­sic in my soul to­day,
A ca­rol to my king,
And Je­sus, list­en­ing, can hear
The songs I can­not sing.


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.


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.