Scripture Verse

I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12


William T. Dale (1845–1924)

Words: S. Al­thea Ber­rie, in Sup­ple­ment to the Harp of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Dale & H. A. R. Hor­ton (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Will­iam T. Dale, 1912), num­ber 37.

Music: Will­iam T. Dale (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ber­rie (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Dale,


I am walk­ing each day
In this world be­low,
In the glo­ry that shines from above;
O ’tis pre­cious to know
As I on­ward go,
In the light of God’s won­der­ful love.


It is won­der­ful, won­der­ful love,
That shines on my path from above;
It bright­ens the way, turn­ing night in­to day,
The light of God’s won­der­ful love.

When the sha­dows of sin,
With its dark des­pair,
Would my vi­sions of glo­ry sub­due;
Lo, from Hea­ven above
There shines on my soul
The full light of God’s won­der­ful love.


When my la­bors shall cease
And my soul’s set free,
I shall go to the land of pure love;
With my Sav­ior I’ll rest,
And I’ll hap­py be,
In the light of God’s won­der­ful love.