Scripture Verse

Ye are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14


Words: R. J. Craig, in On­ward and Up­ward, ed­it­ed by Eph­ra­im T. Hil­de­brand & James D. Vaugh­an (Lo­gans­port, In­di­ana: Home Mu­sic, 1898).

Music: Ye Are the Light John D. Brunk (1872–1926) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Craig’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John D. Brunk (1872–1926)


Ye are the light of the world,
Driving the dark­ness away,
Shedding your beams on the lost,
Changing their night into day.
Then let your light ev­er shine,
Showing the right way to go;
Gladly the lost ones will see—
God’s bound­less love they will know.

Ye are the light of the world,
Causing the clouds to de­part,
Throwing the sun­shine of peace
Down on the poor bur­dened heart.
Then let your light ev­er shine;
Loved ones are pant­ing for rest;
Sunshine their souls will re­vive,
Lifting them up to the blest.

Ye are the light of the world;
Thro’ you the true light must shine,
Calling the lost sons of men
Home to the Fa­ther di­vine.
Then let your light ever shine,
Hallow the name that is love;
You will each shine as a star,
Fixed in the or­bit above.