His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from His hand.@Habakkuk 3:4
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in Glad Hallelujahs, by William J. Kirkpatrick & 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.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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