The Light Of The World Is Jesus

The light of the world is Jesus! It shines with a radiance beaming so bright

Author: A. J. Showalter
Tune: [The light of the world is Jesus] (Showalter)
Published in 17 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The light of the world is Jesus!
It shines with a radiance beaming so bright,
Dispelling the gloom and darkness of night,
The light of the world is Jesus!

Refrain:
The light of the world, light of the world
The light of the world is Jesus!
It shines on the way, shines on the way,
Turns night into day, night into day,
The light of the world is Jesus!

2 The light of the world is Jesus!
Effulgent its rays and lustrous its shine,
No clouds can obscure its beams so divine,
The light of the world is Jesus! [Refrain]

3 The light of the world is Jesus!
Tho’ rough be my path and long be the way,
It leads to those mansions fairer than day,
The light of the world is Jesus! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9233

Author: A. J. Showalter

Anthony Johnson Showalter USA 1858-1924/ Born in Cherry Grove, VA, he became an organist, gospel music composer, author, teacher, editor, and publisher. He was taught by his father and in 1876 received training at the Ruebush-Kieffer School of Music, Dayton, VA. He also attended George Root’s National Normal school at Erie, PA, and Dr Palmer’s International Normal at Meadville, PA. He was teaching music in shape note singing schools by age 14. He taught literary school at age 19, and normal music schools at age 22, when he also published his first book. In 1881 he married Lucy Carolyn (Callie) Walser of TX, and they had seven children: Tennie, Karl, Essie, Jennie, Lena, Margaret, and Nellie. At age 23 he published his “Harmo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The light of the world is Jesus! It shines with a radiance beaming so bright
Title: The Light Of The World Is Jesus
Author: A. J. Showalter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The light of the world, light of the world
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9233
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9233

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