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My life, my light, my way

O Christ, my Lord, thou art my life

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [O Christ, my Lord, Thou art my life and light]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Christ, my Lord, Thou art my life and light,
Thy word is truth, and in Thy presence bright,
No darkness can abide, no shade of night,
My life, my light, my way.

O life and light be with me on my way,
Apart from thee my soul must helpless stray,
Lead me, I pray Thee, to Thy perfect day,
My life, my light, my way.

2 Thou seest my weary heart, dear Saviour mine;
Thy rest and peace impart, and cause to shine
Thy light in ev’ry part with beams divine,
My life, my light, my way. [Refrain]

3 I hear Thy loving voice that bids me come,
Thou art my only choice, with Thee is home;
IN Thee will I rejoice, nor from Thee roam,
My life, my light, my way. [Refrain]

4 And when Thy face I see in mansions bright,
When faith is wondrously transformed to sight
I’ll still be praising Thee for life and light,
My life, my light, my way. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #216

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Christ, my Lord, thou art my life
Title: My life, my light, my way
Author: Ida M. Budd
Refrain First Line: O life and light



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Crowning Day, No. 6 #216

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The Voice of Melody #80

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