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Let in the sunlight

Are you walking in sin and in darkness

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Are you walking in sin and in darkness?]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Are you walking in sin and in darkness?
Is your heart shadowed o’er as the night?
Throw its portals wide open t’ward heaven
And its shining and beautiful light.

Let the sunlight of heav’n shine in,
Let the sunlight of heav’n shine in;
It will gladden and cheer, fruits of love will appear,
Let the beautiful sunlight shine in.

2 You are living too far from the Saviour,
And your life loses half its delight;
You must live your life nearer t heaven,
And its shining and beautiful light. [Refrain]

3 Only souls that are free from defilement,
And in Jesus renewed and made white,
Walk beneath the pavilion of heaven,
In its shining and beautiful light. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #209

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you walking in sin and in darkness
Title: Let in the sunlight
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Let the sunlight of heaven shine in