Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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John D. Brunk
1872–1926

Lyrics

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.