Scripture Verse

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46

Introduction

Words: Un­known au­thor. Trans­lat­ed from Rus­sian to Eng­lish by Ro­bert G. Kat­su­noff (1887–1963).

Music: Blessed Light, an­on­y­mous (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the orig­in­al au­thor or com­pos­er, or where to get their pic­tures (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Kat­su­noff, would you ?

portrait
Robert G. Katsunoff
(1887–1963)

Lyrics

As light, O Christ, Thou cam’st to earth;
In Thee I live, in Thee I shall arise;
Thou art my joy, Thou my new birth,
To blessèd life Thou openest mine eyes.
For me Thou to the cross didst go,
For me Thou gav’st Thy blood to flow.

For me, in dark Gethsemane
Alone Thou, Christ, with sin and death didst fight;
Alone with God didst plead for me,
That I in Thee might see the blessèd light.
From all my heart, while I may live,
Eternal thanks to Thee I’ll give.