I Am Happy in Him

My soul is so happy in Jesus

Author: E. O. Excell (1902)
Tune: [My soul is so happy in Jesus]
Published in 56 hymnals

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1 My soul is so happy in Jesus,
For He is so precious to me;
His voice it is music to hear it,
His face it is heaven to see.

Refrain:
I am happy in Him,
I am happy in Him;
My soul with delight
He fills day and night,
For I am happy in Him.

2 He sought me so long ere I knew Him,
When wand’ring afar from the fold;
Safe home in His arms He hath bro't me,
To where there are pleasures untold. [Refrain]

3 His love and His mercy surround me,
His grace like a river doth flow;
His Spirit, to guide and to comfort,
Is with me wherever I go. [Refrain]

4 They say I shall some day be like Him,
My cross and my burden lay down;
Till then I will ever be faithful,
In gathering gems for His crown. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

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First Line: My soul is so happy in Jesus
Title: I Am Happy in Him
Author: E. O. Excell (1902)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.6.6.5.5.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am happy in Him

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