Jesus Is the Light

Representative Text

1 Hark! the angels' voices sing,
Jesus is the light of the world;
Glory to the newborn King,
Jesus is the light of the world.

Refrain:
Jesus is the light,
Jesus is the light,
Jesus is the light of the world.

2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Jesus is the light of the world;
Join the triumphs of the skies,
Jesus is the light of the world. [Refrain]

3 Christ by highest heav'n adored,
Jesus is the light of the world;
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Jesus is the light of the world. [Refrain]

4 Hail the heav'n-born, Prince of peace,
Jesus is the light of the world;
Hail the sun of righteousness,
Jesus is the light of the world. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #203

Adapter: Peter P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name). Bilhorn was born on Ju­ly 22, 1865 in Men­do­ta, Il­l­inois. His fam­i­ly name was orig­in­al­ly Pul­horn; it was changed by a judge in Ot­ta­wa, Il­linois, named Abra­ham Lin­coln. Peter and his bro­ther formed the Eu­re­ka Wa­gon and Carriage Works in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. Lat­er, Pe­ter be­came in­volved in Gos­pel mu­sic and wrote some 2,000 Go­spel songs in his life­time. He al­so invent­ed a folding pump or­gan used at re­viv­als in the late 19th Cen­tu­ry, and found­ed the Bil­horn Fold­ing Or­gan Com­pa­ny in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, a… Go to person page >

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, the angels' voices sing
Title: Jesus Is the Light
Adapter: Peter P. Bilhorn
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus is the light
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #203

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #153

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d97

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