1 There’s a bright and Golden Light,
That is shining on our way,
And it cometh from above.
‘Tis the precious light of truth,
That will lead to endless day;
‘Tis the light of a Saviour’s love.
Golden light, shine on,
Shine on us from above,
And brighten up the way,
That will lead to endless day,
With the light of a Saviour’s love.
2 ‘Tis the light that led me up,
From the darkness of my sin,
To the glorious light of day;
‘Tis the light that fills my soul,
And makes peace and joy within;
From this light I shall never stray. [Refrain]
3 ‘Tis the light that guides me on,
O’er the rugged paths of life,
Up the weary hills of time;
Thro’ the troubles and the care,
Thro’ the conflict and the strife,
This light shall be evermore. [Refrain]
4 If we trust the Saviour’s voice,
And obey His blest command,
He will guide us home above;
There the Golden Light will shine,
Ever in that happy land;
It will be His own precious love. [Refrain]
George A. Minor was a native of Richmond, Virginia. He was an active member of the First Baptist church and led the singing in the Sunday school of that church. He composed several Sunday school hymns. He worked for the Hume-Minor Company, a piano and music dealer, and for the Mason-Hamlin Company,a piano manufacturer.
Dianne Shapiro, excerpted from obituary in "Richmond Times-Dispatch," January 31, 1904 Go to person page >