Scripture Verse

I am the light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12

Introduction

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, The Song of the New Cre­a­tion (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1872), pag­es 113–114, alt.

Music: George C. Steb­bins, in Chris­tian En­dea­vor Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ira D. Sank­ey (New York and Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Big­low & Main and the Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1894), num­ber 59 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins
(1846–1945)

Lyrics

Light of life, so softly shining
From the cross of Calvary;
Never waning nor declining,
Shine on me, O shine on me!

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Shine on me, O shine on me,
Light of Life, O shine on me;
With the love of Jesus beaming,
Shine on me, O shine on me.

Light of life, so sweetly gleaming
Down upon our troubled sea,
With the love of Jesus beaming,
Shine on me, O shine on me!

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Light of life, that knows no fading;
From all changes Thou art free.
Holy Light, that knows no shading,
Shine on me, O shine on me!

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Light of life, that knows no setting,
Day and night Thy beams we see,
Joy and peace in us begetting,
Shine on me, O shine on me!

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Light of life, in childhood’s gladness,
To Thy radiance we would flee;
Be our strength in days of sadness,
Shine on me, O shine on me!

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Light of life, all health bestowing,
Lift we up our eyes to Thee;
From the cross of Jesus flowing,
Shine on me, O shine on me!

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