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We'll Walk in the Light

We'll walk in the light, beautiful light, Dwelling in heaven in pure rainment white

Author: John J. Overholt (1970)
Tune: WE'LL WALK IN THE LIGHT
Published in 1 hymnal

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Author: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition hymn-singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilation… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We'll walk in the light, beautiful light, Dwelling in heaven in pure rainment white
Title: We'll Walk in the Light
Author: John J. Overholt (1970)
Meter: 9.10.10.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

Tune

WE'LL WALK IN THE LIGHT

In his publications, Elderkin claimed only to be the arranger of the tune. Some scholars, such as Carl Daw (Glory to God: A Companion, 2019), have noted possible evidence of Elderkin merely publishing a traditional camp-meeting tune for the first time. The text of the refrain is an alteration of Fan…

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Tune Info

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #958

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