Scripture Verse

God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6


Words: Fran­cis P. Grif­fith, in the Church and Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1902), num­ber 81.

Music: Ca­gay­an de Oro Aar­on C. Kolb (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus,
And lead me into light;
Dispel each cloud and shadow
And chase away my night;
Shine on my soul, O Jesus,
And warm me with Thy love,
Oh, help me when I need Thee,
Thy faithfulness to prove.

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus;
I need Thee every day
To help me keep Thy statutes
To walk the narrow way;
Oh, leave me not, my Savior,
Or else I faint, I fall;
Come in Thy might and help me
When Thou dost hear me call.

Increase my faith, Lord Jesus,
May Thy dear precious blood
Of sin completely cleanse me
And make me pure and good;
Increase my love, O Jesus,
And bind my heart to Thee,
So when my days are numbered
Thy smile of love I’ll see.

And when the king of terrors
Shall stand across my way,
Oh, help me to go forward,
Regardless of his sway:
Thy rod and staff to help me,
My safety will ensure,
And with the Father’s favor,
I’ll rest in love secure.