Scripture Verse

God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5


Words: Hen­ry J. Zel­ley, in Gos­pel Praise, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899).

Music: Gre­na­da George H. Cook (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Zel­ley or Cook (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Walking in sunlight all of my journey;
Over the mountains, through the deep vale;
Jesus has said, I’ll never forsake thee,
Promise divine that never can fail.


Heavenly sunlight, heavenly sunlight,
Flooding my soul with glory divine:
Hallelujah, I am rejoicing,
Singing His praises, Jesus is mine.

Shadows around me, shadows above me,
Never conceal my Savior and guide;
He is the light, in Him is no darkness;
Ever I’m walking close to His side.


In the bright sunlight, ever rejoicing,
Pressing my way to mansions above;
Singing His praises gladly I’m walking,
Walking in sunlight, sunlight of love.