Advent Hymnals

229. SUNLIGHT IN THE HEART

Christ in Song,

1.
There is sunlight on the hilltop,
There is sunlight on the sea,
And the golden beams are sleeping,
On the soft and verdant lea;
But a richer light is filling
All the chambers of my heart;
For thou dwellest there my Saviour,
And 'tis sunlight where thou art.

Refrain:
O the sunlight!  beautiful sunlight!
O the sunlight in the heart!
Jesus' smile can banish sadness;
It is sunlight in the heart.

2.
In the dust I leave my sadness,
As the garb of other days,
For thou robest me with gladness,
And thou fillest me with praise;
And to that bright home of glory
Which thy love hath won for me,
In my heart and mind ascending,
My glad spirit follows thee.  [Refrain]

3.
Loving Saviour, thou hast bought me,
And my life, my all, is thine;
Let the lamp thy love hath lighted
To thy praise and glory shine;
And to that bright home of glory
Which thy love hath won for me,
In my heart and mind ascending,
My glad spirit follows thee. [Refrain]

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Title Sunlight in the Heart
Key A Major
Titles O the sunlight! beautiful sunlight!
First Line There is sunlight on the hilltop
Author undefined
Year 1908
Composer undefined
Hymnal -
Tune There is sunlight on the hilltop
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Sunlight; Living His Life: Sunlight
Texts Psalm 9:1
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