From darkness to light

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1. T'was Jesus my Saviour who called after me,
From sin and pollution his love set me free;
From evil companions he told me to flee,
That ever for him my affections might be.

Chorus:
I'll live for the Saviour who suffered for me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;
I'll live for the Master whose death set me free,
I will! I will!

2. When walking in darkness, as black as the night,
With no one to guide me nor one ray of light,
Then God's mighty searchlight, so clear and so bright,
Burst in on my pathway and led me aright. [Chorus]

3. The darkness is past, and I walk in the light,
And all the time purpose to do what is right,
And I with the bloodwashed, in robes pure and white,
Am promised a home where 'twill never be night. [Chorus]

4. Behind me I've left all the pleasures of men,
They're nothing compared with the joys I have gained:
I'll join with God's people in holy refrain,
As praises we sing to the "Lamb that was slain." [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #113

Author: A. H. Ericsson

Ericcson, August Hjalmar. (Vesträs, Sweden, June 2, 1873--November 9, 1936, Littleton, New Hampshire). He came to the United States as a young sailor in 1891. He worked at various jobs in southern Maine until his conversion in 1898. He studied his Bible while driving a bakery wagon, and began preaching in one-room schools around Biddeford and Kennebunk, Maine. On October 4, 1899, he married Lydia May West by whom he had three children. On the day following his wedding, he was ordained in Westbrook, Maine, as an Advent Christian minister. He held pastorates in that denomination at Oxford, Maine, 1899-1902; Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, 1901-1908; Whitman, Massachusetts, 1908-1915; Littleton, New Hampshire, 1915 until his death, also preaching on S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Twas Jesus my Savior
Title: From darkness to light
Author: A. H. Ericsson
Refrain First Line: I'll live for the Savior
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