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.
A Sister

Trxas, United States

For Jesus is my light! Lord is my light and my salvation! Psalm 27:1


Cape Girardeau, MO, United States

I am a occupant in a home for elders. I am 89 years old, in good health, and believe that with God's blessing with modern learning in medicine, I may live to be much older.

This song which I have probably not heard for 70 or so years came drifting across my mind this morning bright and early. I will probably be singing it all day(both oot loud and to myself) and for the rest of my life and for eternity,

I am very grateful to have found the lyrics and the comments on it here.

Damilola Seun Olowogorioye

Akure, Ondo, Nigeria

There is sunshine in my soul today is a soul lifting hymn that stirs me up in the spirit, ,, I will be singing this song and I will download it on my phone

.. great God


Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is the Sun of righteousness. When we let him into our hearts (Rev. 3:20), He shines His light upon us, and we are not put to shame. I love this hymn, even in the night hour.


I remember my late parents with all this kind of hymn music. God is so good and I felt so Blessed to know God.


Piedmont, South Carolina, United States

I remember singing this in my childhood church. Fortunately, the church we attend now in 2021 still uses the hymn book! I will be playing this song for an offertory Sunday evening. I enjoy thinking through the words as I play it. I enjoyed reading all your comments here about this great song. I wish churches would keep these great old hymns alive!! Thank you Hymnal. net for at least making them available.


Abuja, Nigeria

Generally, I love singing hymns right from childhood. This day I went to bed with a heavy heart due to certain happenings. I woke about mid-night with the lyrics, "There is sunshine in my soul today...". And I thought, sunshine at this time? Then I heard, "When Jesus shows His smiling face..." Thank you Lord for showing your smiling face, which melted my heavy heart. I Love you Lord.

Wisdom Innocent Aluu

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

Yes there's sunshine in my soul today and forever.

Janet Hullender

Danville, Virginia, United States

Just found this site. What a wonderful way to sing along with words and music provided. Because you provide chords I can play along with my guitar. Thank you very much for providing this service. May God bless you for all your efforts in doing so.

Fellow Jesus Lover

New Jerusalem

Alternate spelling for chorus:

O there’s Son-shine, blessed Son-shine,

While the peaceful, happy moments roll;

When Jesus shows His smiling face

There is Son-shine in my soul.