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I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD




Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of righteousness, arise,
Triumph o'er the shades of night:
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star in my heart appear.


Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day's return,
Till Thy mercy's beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.


Visit then this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, radiancy divine;
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.


---Alternative verses---


Dark and cheerless is the morn
If thy light is hid from me;
Joyless is the day's return,
Till Thy mercy's beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.


Visit then this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, radiant Sun divine;
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1740
      Bible Refs: Mal 4:2;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 963
      1965# 36
      1977# 140
      1962# 673
      1956# 22
      2004# 532
      1988# 134
      1919# 5
      1960# 3
      2000# 52
      1920# 306
      1998# 5
      2000# 2
      2000# 79
      1992# 216
      1890# 8
      1874# 5
      1904# 4
      1983# 4
      1950# 7
      1922# 7
      1983# 457
      1988# 266
      1964# 114
      2000# 105
      1996# 82
      1954# 924
      1925# 3
      1990# 462
      1872# 198
      1869# 6
      1999# 170
      2003# 1200
      1925# 17
      1931# 26
      1908# 6
      1938# 5
      1917# 3
      1906# 258
      1903# 118
      1971# 362
      1916# 4
      1940# 153
      1982# 6
      1986# 234
      1866# 425
      1999# 212
      1961# 330
      1989# 173
      MUSIC
      Name: ERSKINE
      Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
      Writer(s):
      Dates:
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      LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
      # 372D
      ALTERNATIVE TUNES
      Name meter
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      8 7 8 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7
      7 7 7 7 7 7

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