We Are Singing, for the Lord is Our Light

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We are singing, for the Lord is our light, we are singing, for the Lord is our light.
We are singing, for the Lord is our light, we are singing, for the Lord is our light.
We are singing, Oh, we are singing, for the Lord is our light,
We are singing, Oh, we are singing, for the Lord is our light.

1 The Lord is the strength of our lives; Of whom shall we be afraid?
Though foes may be near to destroy; The Lord will be our light.
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2 One thing have we asked of the Lord, Yes, this is the thing we seek:
To dwell in the house of the Lord, To live with God forever.
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3 When burdens are heavy to bear, Our shelter is God alone.
Our feet are lifted high, Yes high upon a rock.
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4 We walk in the strength of the Lord; God’s love is ever sure.
We shout that the world may hear; We sing a joyful song.
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Translator: Hal H. Hopson

Hal H. Hopson (b. Texas, 1933) is a prolific composer, arranger, clinician, teacher and promoter of congregational song, with more than 1300 published works, especially of hymn and psalm arrangements, choir anthems, and creative ideas for choral and organ music in worship. Born in Texas, with degrees from Baylor University (BA, 1954), and Southern Baptist Seminary (MSM, 1956), he served churches in Nashville, TN, and most recently at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. He has served on national boards of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Choristers Guild, and taught numerous workshops at various national conferences. In 2009, a collection of sixty four of his hymn tunes were published in Hymns for Our Time:… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord is the strength of our lives
Title: We Are Singing, for the Lord is Our Light
Translator: Hal H. Hopson
Meter: 8.7.8.6 with refrain
Refrain First Line: We are singing, for the Lord is our light
Copyright: © 1994 Hope Publishing Company,

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