Scripture Verse

Ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:4–5


Kathleen Thomerson (1934–)

Words: Kath­leen Tho­mer­son, 1966. She wrote this hymn in the sum­mer of 1966, af­ter vis­it­ing the Church of the Re­deem­er, Hous­ton, Texas.

Music: Hous­ton Kath­leen Tho­mer­son (🔊 pdf nwc).


I want to walk as a child of the light;
I want to fol­low Je­sus.
God set the stars to give light to the world;
The star of my life is Je­sus.


In him there is no dark­ness at all;
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the ci­ty of God;
Shine in my heart, Lord Je­sus.

I want to see the bright­ness of God;
I want to look at Je­sus.
Clear Sun of right­eous­ness, shine on my path,
And show me the way to the Fa­ther.


I’m look­ing for the com­ing of Christ;
I want to be with Je­sus.
When we have run with pa­tience the race,
We shall know the joy of Je­sus.