A watchman in the night

Where the light [night] of sin lies darkly

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Where the light [night] of sin lies darkly
Title: A watchman in the night
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: I'm a watchman in the night



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Coleman's Songs for Men #d175

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d532

Songs for Men #d123

Songs of Redemption #d249

Treasury of Song #d329

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us