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 & 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.