The clear light of heaven

Representative Text

1. In darkness I wandered till Jesus I found,
And then praise His name,
And then praise His name,
The clear light of heaven my pathway shone round,
And peace to my spirit there came.

Chorus:
And now I'm confiding,
And sweetly abiding
In Jesus, my Saviour and Guide;
His name I'm confessing,
He fills me with blessing;
To me He's far dearer than all else beside.

2. The birds o'er my head seemed to sing a new song,
So wondrously sweet,
So wondrously sweet;
All nature seemed praising in notes loud and long,
My Saviour, when first we did meet. [Chorus]

3. And now we are walking together a long,
My Saviour and I,
My Saviour and I;
He blesses and leads me with hand kind and strong,
And freely his grace does supply. [Chorus]

4. O wonderful Brother, Redemer and Friend,
I love Him I know,
I love Him I know;
This blessed companionship never to end
Grows sweeter as onward I go. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #90

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In darkness I wandered till Jesus I found
Title: The clear light of heaven
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: And now I'm confiding

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Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #144Page Scan
Sunlit Songs #d59
The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #90TextPage Scan
Unfading Treasures: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Epworth Leagues, endeavor societies, pastors, evangelists, choristers, etc. #144Page Scan
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