Scripture Verse

I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas J. La­ney & James F. Booz­er, in Sup­ple­ment to the Harp of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Dale & H. A. R. Hor­ton (Nash­ville, Tennessee: Will­iam T. Dale, 1912), num­ber 35, alt. Compare Heavenly Sunlight.

Music: Arez­zo James F. Booz­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Thomas J. Laney
(1878–1953)

Lyrics

Living in sunlight, beautiful sunlight,
Shining from Heaven thro’ the dark vale;
I am rejoicing, shouting His praises,
On the old ship that soon will set sail.

Refrain

Glory to God, I’m living in sunlight,
Beaming with love, O glory divine;
I am rejoicing all of my journey,
Living in sunlight, Jesus is mine.

Living in sunlight, watching and waiting,
Pressing my way to mansions above;
Jesus the light, in Him is no darkness,
Ever I’ll trust His wonderful love.

Refrain

Living in sunlight, heavenly sunlight,
Shining from glory down in my soul;
Leading me up to beautiful mansions,
Where God’s children never grow old.

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Living in sunlight, homeland is nearing,
All the dark shadows soon will be o’er;
Cheer up, O pilgrim, bells are now ringing,
See the bright angels thronging the shore.

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