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: W. H. Li­gon, 1899.

Music: Nij­me­gen Le­on­ard Daugh­er­ty, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Li­gon’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Leonard Daugherty
(1859–1951)

Lyrics

The soul within me longs for rest,
And sighs for Heaven’s home;
Then shall I spurn the blest request,
And still in darkness roam?

Refrain

Remember thou who spurn the light,
To walk in Satan’s wiles,
The shadowy road to deepest night,
Is paved with after-whiles.

Each one may to his Savior go,
Obedience is the sum;
Christ says in accents sweet and low,
Whoever will may come.

Refrain

My soul in conflict with my will,
Is whispering, Be true;
My earthly man retorts Be still,
Some other time will do.

Refrain

Oh, why not enter now the fold,
The Gospel trumpet warns;
That you might wear a crown of gold,
Christ wore a crown of thorns.

Refrain