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The Lord is my Light, then why should I fear?

The Lord is my Light, then why should I fear?

Author: James L. Nicholson
Tune: [The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?]
Published in 35 hymnals

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Full Text

1 The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?
By day and by night his presence is near;
He is my salvation from sorrow and sin;
This blessed persuasion the Spirit brings in.

Chorus:
The Lord is my light, my joy and my song;
By day and by night he leads me along.
The Lord is my light, my joy and my song;
By day and by night he leads me along.

2 The Lord is my light; tho' clouds may arise,
Faith stronger than sight, looks up to the skies
Where Jesus forever in glory doth reign;
Then how can I ever in darkness remain? [Chorus]

3 The Lord is my light, the Lord is my strength,
I know in his might I'll conquer at length;
My weakness in mercy he covers with pow'r,
And, walking by faith, he upholds me each hour. [Chorus]

4 The Lord is my light, my all and in all;
There is in his sight no darkness at all;
He is my Redeemer, my Saviour and King;
With saints and with angels his praises I sing. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #528

Author: James L. Nicholson

Nicholson, James, an American Methodist minister, is the author of (1) "Dear [Lord] Jesus I long to be perfectly whole" (Holiness desired); and (2) "There's a beautiful land on high " (Heaven), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is my Light, then why should I fear?
Author: James L. Nicholson
Refrain First Line: The Lord is my light

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The Cyber Hymnal #3951
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Small Church Music #2222Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3951TextScoreAudio
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