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, blessed sunshine,
While the peaceful, happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows His smiling face
  There is sunshine in my soul.
There is music in my soul today,
  A carol to my King;
And Jesus, listening, can hear
  The song 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.

San Antonio, TX, United States

Never heard this until pastor suggested it for my Daddy's funeral a few days ago. Sounds like what you feel when looking at Jesus.

Diane M

Lancastrr, CA, United States

I grew up in a church with hymns but attend a contemporary church now. So I do not hear hymns as often. For some reason, obviously God's reason, this popped in my head today and I've been singing the chorus over and over. I think it's my spirit testifying to the Spirit of God.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Miss Eliza (Edmunds should be spelled with a "u" rather than "o".) Hewitt was a school teacher but became debilitated by a spinal condition that may have come from a boy striking her in the back with a heavy slate while he was being disciplined. She was put in a heavy cast for 6 months. She wrote this hymn after getting her body cast off and being allowed a walk in the nearby park, in thankfulness at the joy of being able to get about again! (more on her under the hymn "My Faith has Found a Resting Place".) - from bereanbibleheritage

Janet Hatton

Christchurch, Dorset, England

'Thank You Lord' for the internet! I have found this wonderful hymn after 50 years. It was a special hymn in my local church in Yorkshire, always the favourite of a blind preacher who often visited us - I remember how his face always shone when he sang this hymn & he was such a wonderful storyteller.

Patricia J. Snyder

Lincoln, IL

Using some of the words of this song tomorrow as part of a blessing for a hunger tea I am offeing at my church. Seems perfect for the occasion!


Kansas, United States

Every so often music memories provide a relief and an uplift that is unexpected. This morning I was struggling with an interpersonal relationship memory that tends to be very depressing. I hit a point when I needed to pray for help to move away from it. Gently, as I prayed, this song came back to me from 50 years ago or more. Now, my sunshine is back.

Joan Cox

Kingston, Jamaica

This song bring nostalgic feel. I remember been a little going to church every Sabbath with my cousins.


Nairobi, Kenya

It has touched my soul. Anytime it's ringing in my soul. I love You Jesus for such a wonderful song. There is sunshine in my life today. Let the name of the Lord be glorified through Jesus' name. Amen.


Denton, TX, United States

We sang this song when I was a little girl. And then on school days, when Dad would drop me off early at school and there was no one else there, I'd sing this song at the top of my lungs, and listen to it echo on the walls of the school buildings all around.