Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Leonard Daugherty (1859–1951)


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?


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.


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


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.