The Light of the World

Tell it over mountain, and tell it over plain

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Tell it over mountain, and tell it over plain]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tell it o’er mountain, and tell it o’er plain,
Christ is the Light of the world!
Millions are waiting to catch the refrain—
Christ is the Light of the world!

Chorus:
The Light of the world, the Light of the world,
Christ is the Light, the Light of the world;
Lift high ev’ery voice, oh, sing and rejoice,
For Christ is the Light of the world.

2 Tell the poor sinner in darkness and woe,
Christ is the Light of the world!
Shout the glad tidings wherever you go—
Christ is the Light of the world! [Chorus]

3 Idols of gold, wood and silver give way,
Christ is the Light of the world!
Darkness is changed into beautiful day—
Christ is the Light of the world! [Chorus]

4 Then let us follow in patience and love—
Christ is the Light of the world!
That we may prove, in the mansions above,
Christ is the Light of the world! [Chorus]


Source: The New Make Christ King #38

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell it over mountain, and tell it over plain
Title: The Light of the World
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: The Light of the world

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d216

Inspiring Hymns #78

The Herald #d185

TextAudioPage Scan

The New Make Christ King #38

World-wide Revival Hymns #d224

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