Scripture Verse

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


Eliza E. Hewitt

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


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.