Scripture Verse

You are all children of light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5


Words & Mu­sic: John B. Sweet, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in Ser­vice Songs, com­piled by Will­iam Shaw & John R. Cle­ments (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­cie­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1913), number 72.

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


Out of sin and out of night,
Jesus calls me into light,
And He says in words so sweet,
I’ll make life with bliss replete,
And the shadows shall not fall on you.


So this one thing I know,
Where He leads me I’ll go:
There will be no dark shadow
Across my road.

And so oft He speaks to me,
And His voice sounds tenderly,
Go not back into the night,
Stay with Me in paths of light,
And the shadows shall not fall on you.


Then some day He’ll call away
To the realms of endless day,
Oh, the sunlight of His grace!
I shall look into His face,
And no shadows there will fall on me.