Scripture Verse

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Introduction

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John W. Bischoff (1850–1909)

Words: James L. Ni­chol­son, in Crys­tal Songs, ed­it­ed by Otis W. Pres­brey (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1877).

Music: John W. Bis­choff (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ni­chol­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?
By day and by night His presence is near;
He is my sal­va­tion from sorrow and sin;
This blessèd persuasion the Spir­it brings in.

Refrain

The Lord is my light, my joy, and my song;
By day and by night He leads me along;
The Lord is my light, my joy, and my song;
By day and by night He leads me along;

The Lord is my light; though clouds may arise;
Faith, stronger than sight, looks up to the skies
Where Je­sus for­ev­er in glo­ry doth reign:
Then how can I ever in darkness remain?

Refrain

The Lord is my light, the Lord is my strength;
I know in His might I’ll conquer at length;
My weakness in mercy He covers with power,
And, walking by faith, He upholds me each hour.

Refrain

The Lord is my light, my all and in all;
There is in His sight no darkness at all;
He is my Re­deem­er, my Sav­ior and king;
With saints and with angels His praises I sing.

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