Scripture Verse

If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7


Caroline A. Mason (1823–1890)

Words: Ca­rol­ine A. Ma­son, in the Hymn and Tune Book (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Am­eri­can Uni­ta­ri­an As­so­cia­tion, 1877), num­ber 209.

Music: Har­ville James Flint (1779–1855) (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared inThe New Laud­es Do­mi­ni (New York): Cen­tury Com­pa­ny, 1892), page 355.

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Flint (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I can­not walk in dark­ness long,
My light is by my side;
I can­not stum­ble or go wrong
While fol­low­ing such a guide.

He is my stay and my de­fense,
How shall I fail or fall?
My keep­er is Om­ni­po­tence;
My rul­er rul­eth all.

The pow­ers be­low and pow­ers above
Are sub­ject to His care;
I can­not wan­der from His love,
Whose love is ev­ery­where.