Rejoice in the Light

Though clouds like night hang over

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Though clouds like night hang over your way]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Tho’ clouds like night hang over your way,
Rejoice in the light, rejoice in the light;
You yet may walk in a perfect day,
Rejoice in the light, in the light.

Refrain:
Jesus is the light, the only light,
Jesus is the light of the world;
Jesus scatters gloom, He chases the night,
Jesus is the light of the world.

2 Tho’ mists of doubt your pathway shall shroud,
Rejoice in the light, rejoice in the light;
That light can pierce thro’ the deepest cloud,
Rejoice in the light, in the light. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ foes shall frown and trouble you sore,
Rejoice in the light, rejoice in the light;
Those ills will then never vex you more,
Rejoice in the light, in the light. [Refrain]

Source: Consecrated Hymns #102

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Though clouds like night hang over
Title: Rejoice in the Light
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Jesus is the Light, the only Light

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