Sinner, See Yon Light

Sinner, see yon light, shining clear and bright

Author: James C. Bateman
Tune: [Sinner, see yon light]
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Sinner, see yon light
Shining clear and bright
From the cross of Calvary
Where the Saviour died,
And from his side
Flowed the blood that sets us free.

Come away, come away,
To the cross for refuge flee;
See the Saviour stands
With his outstretched hands:
Salvation he offers to thee.

2 See, the Saviour stands
With his wounded hands,
And he calls aloud to thee:
I for thee life gave,
Thy soul to save,
Now thy heart O give to me!

3 Come away to him
And confess thy sin,
Come to him who died for thee;
To his feet draw near,
With heart sincere,
And from sin he’ll set thee free.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #260

Author: James C. Bateman

James C. Bateman was born on No­vem­ber 18, 1854 in Hull, York­shire, Eng­land. Bate­man be­gan his mu­sic­al ca­reer sing­ing and play­ing the ban­jo in mu­sic halls, while al­so work­ing at an oil mill. He was con­vert­ed af­ter at­tend­ing a Sal­va­tion Ar­my (SA) hall in Sul­coates. He later joined the Salvation Army, be­com­ing an of­fi­cer in 1882. He served in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Crad­ley Heath, North­amp­ton, Man­ches­ter Open­shaw, Han­ley, and Mid­dles­bo­rough, and con­trib­ut­ed a num­ber of songs to The Mu­sic­al Sal­va­tion­ist. He died on June 5, 1888 in Pentre, South Wales. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sinner, see yon light, shining clear and bright
Title: Sinner, See Yon Light
Author: James C. Bateman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come away, come away
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #260

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