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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)
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)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers



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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