I Saw the Light

I saw the light, God's holy light

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [I saw the light, God's holy light]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I saw the light,
God’s holy light,
I saw the light,
I saw the light from heaven come down.

2 ‘Twas in the night,
Sin’s darkest night,
‘Twas in the night
I saw the light from heaven come down.

3 Burning and bright,
How blest the sight!
Burning and bring
I saw the light from heaven come down.

Source: Songs of Summerland #62

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I saw the light, God's holy light
Title: I Saw the Light
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English



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Songs of Redemption #151

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Songs of Summerland #62

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