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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] (Bischoff)
Published in 39 hymnals

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Representative 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 assurance the Spirit doth bring.

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

2. The Lord is my light; tho clouds may arise,
Faith, stronger than sight, looks up thru 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, I am blest ev’ry 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 Savior, and King.
With Saints and with angels his praises I’ll sing. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #89

Author: James L. Nicholson

James L Nicholson United Kingdom/USA 1828-1876. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States around age 25. He lived in Philadelphia, PA, worked as a postal clerk, and was a member of the Wharton Street Methodist Episcopal Church there for about 20 years, where he taught Sunday school, led singing in church, and assisted in evangelical work. This was also hymn writer, William J Kirkpatrick’s, church. Around 1871 he moved to Washington, DC, and worked as a postal clerk there. In addition to his hymn writing, he also wrote several books, one on birds and their care, one on forensic medicine. He died in Washington, DC, but was buried in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry… 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
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3951
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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #89

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Small Church Music #2222

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The Cyber Hymnal #3951

Ukulele Hymns #24

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