Sunday, March 22, 2009
Son-Day: "There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today"
There is Sunshine in My Soul Today
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.
Words: Eliza E. Hewitt, in Glad Hallelujahs, by William J. Kirkpatrick and John Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Thomas T. Tasker, Sr., 1887). 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 (MIDI, score).
[John R. Sweney (1837-1899)]
John R. Sweney (1837-1899)