Scripture Verse

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1

Introduction

Words: Ad­am Craig, in Songs for Young Peo­ple, by Ed­win Excell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Curts & Jen­nings, 1897), num­ber 22.

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Craig (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Edwin O. Excell
(1851–1921)

Lyrics

O hear me while I tell you
What Jesus did for me,
He brought me out of darkness,
To light and liberty;
He filled my heart with sunshine;
I’m happy as can be;
His glory fills my soul.

Refrain

His glory, His glory,
His glory fills my soul;
His glory, His glory,
His glory fills my soul.

He led me to the fountain,
And washed away my sin;
He clothed me in white raiment,
And cleansed my heart within;
He is my blessèd Savior;
I give my life to Him;
His glory fills my soul.

Refrain

He drove out sin and Satan,
And filled my heart with love;
He made my angry spirit
As gentle as a dove;
My life o’erflows with gladness,
The earth’s like Heav’n above;
His glory fills my soul.

Refrain

I never was so happy,
I’m free from every care;
For Jesus travels with me,
My burdens all to share;
And if I’m faithful to Him,
A golden crown I’ll wear;
His glory fills my soul.

Refrain

O sinner, come to Jesus,
And to Him bend the knee;
You cannot buy salvation,
The offer’s full and free;
Upon the cross of Calv’ry,
He died for you and me;
His glory fills my soul.

Refrain