Walk in the light: so shalt thou knowAuthor: Bernard Barton
Published in 398 hymnals
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1 Walk in the light: so shalt thou know
That fellowship of love
His Spirit only can bestow,
Who reigns in light above.
2 Walk in the light: and sin abhorred
Shall ne'er defile again;
The blood of Jesus Christ thy Lord
Shall cleanse from every stain.
3 Walk in the light: and thou shalt find
Thy heart made truly His
Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined,
In whom no darkness is.
4 Walk in the light: and thou shalt own
Thy darkness passed away,
Because that light hath on thee shone
In which is perfect day.
5 Walk in the light: and e'en the tomb
No fearful shade shall wear;
Glory shall chase away its gloom
For Christ hath conquered there.
6 Walk in the light: and thine shall be
A path, though thorny, bright;
For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee,
And God Himself is Light.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
Walk in the light! So shalt thou know. B. Barton. [Walk in the light]. Appeared in his Devotional Verses, 1826, p. 242, 6 stanzas of 4 lines, with the quoted text I. John, i. 7. In various collections the opening line is altered to "Walk in the light and thou shalt know," and st. ii. is omitted. The form in The Baptist Church Hymnal, 1900, begins with st. iv., "Walk in the light! and thou shalt own." The order is st. iv., ii., iii., i., v. and vi. rewritten. We feel that very few editors will follow this arrangement and doubtful improvement of the author's text.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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|Revival Hymns and Choruses #315||Walk in the light! So shalt thou know||Walk in the Light||Bernard Barton, 1784-1849||John W. Peterson, 1921-||CAMPMEETING||F Major||English||1982|
|Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #95a||Walk in the light!||Bernard Barton||Estelle Roberts Schubert||LLYSFAEN (WALK IN THE LIGHT)||E Major||333445511222343||English||1979|