Light of life, so softly shining

Light of life, so softly shining

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Light of Life, so softly shining
From the cross of Calvary;
Never waning, nor declining,
Shine on me, O shine on me.

Refrain:
Shine on me, O shine on me,
Light of Life, O shine on me;
With the love of Jesus beaming,
Shine on me, O shine on me.

2 Light of Life, that knows no fading,
From all changes Thou art free;
Holy Light, that knows no shading,
Shine on me, O shine on me. [Refrain]

3 Light of Life, that knows no setting,
Day and night Thy beams I see;
Joy and peace and life begetting,
Shine on me, O shine on me. [Refrain]

4 Light of Life, in days of gladness,
To Thy radiance I would flee;
Be my strength in days of sadness,
Shine on me, O shine on me. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #59

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Light of life, so softly shining
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Shine on me, O shine

Notes

Light of life so softly shining. H. Bonar. [The Light of Life desired.] Published in his work The Song of the New Creation and Other Pieces, 1872, p. 113, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated, with the omission of a stanza in the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal for the Young, 1882.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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Ausgewahlte Lieder des Evangeliums (Selected Gospel Songs) #d56
Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #33Page Scan
Christian Endeavor Hymns #59TextAudioPage Scan
Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d75
Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #73Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d167
Songs of Saving Grace #d31
The Book of Praise #775
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #576Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #576Page Scan



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