The light is here, the blessed light

The light is here, the blessed light

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [The light is here, the blessed light]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The light is here, the blessed light,
The shadows lift and take their flight;
And thus, to guide our steps aright,
We hear the Saviour saying:

Refrain:
“He that followeth me,
He that followeth me,
Shall not walk in darkness,
Shall not walk in darkness,
But shall have the light of life,
The light of life.”

2 The light is pure, the light is free,
It shines for all, that all may see;
And oh, ‘tis sweet beyond degree,
The voice that still is saying: [Refrain]

3 The light abides in him alone,
As by his word so sweetly shown;
And thus in faith from yonder throne,
We hear the Saviour saying: [Refrain]

4 The light is o’er the upward way,
It shineth on to perfect day;
And we are safe when we obey
The voice that still is saying: [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #40

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The light is here, the blessed light
Author: Edward A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: He that followeth me

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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #358Page Scan
Showers of Blessing #40TextAudioPage Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #358Page Scan



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