A light came out of darkness

A light came out of darkness

Author: William Hawley
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1. A light came out of darkness;
No light, no hope had we,
Till Jesus came from Heaven
Our light and hope to be.
Oh, as I read the story
From birth to dying cry,
A longing fills my bosom
To meet Him by and by.

2. How tender His compassion
How loving was His call,
How earnest His entreaty
To sinners, one and all.
He wooed, and won them to Him
By love, and that is why
I long to be like Jesus,
And meet Him by and by.

3. Yet deeper do I ponder,
His cross and sorrow see,
And ever gaze and wonder
Why Jesus died for me.
And shall I fear to own Him?
Can I my Lord deny?
No! let me love Him, serve Him,
And meet Him by and by.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3794

Author: William Hawley

Born: Circa 1870, Campbellford (or Belleville), Ontario, Canada. Died: August 29, 1929, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. By age 11, Hawley was the organist at his local Methodist church in Campbellford, and was leading the choir by age 16. He studied medicine briefly in Toronto, then went to the Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He evidently injured his hand, cutting short a promising musical career, and he worked as a piano tuner instead. However, for several years he served as organist at the First Baptist Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It was there he joined the Salvation Army (SA); he later worked with the SA in Winnipeg and Calgary, and wrote a number of SA songs. --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: A light came out of darkness
Author: William Hawley
Refrain First Line: Shall you, shall I, meet Jesus


The Cyber Hymnal #3794
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