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Light of the World Lyrics and Music

The lovely words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "Light of the world, we hail Thee, flushing the eastern skies; Never shall darkness veil Thee again from human eyes" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Light of the World" hymn were written by its Irish author John Samuel Bewley Monsell. The author of the hymn, John Samuel Bewley Monsell, was born on March 2, 1811 and died on April 9, 1875. The joyous music that accompanies the "Light of the World" song of praise was composed by Lawrence White Watson.  The composer of the music to the "Light of the World" hymn, Lawrence White Watson, was born on May 2, 1860 and died on July 17, 1925. We have placed "Light of the World" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

Light of the World Hymn
Title: Light of the World *** Name of Composer: Lawrence White Watson *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Samuel Bewley Monsell *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "Light of the World" lyrics, John Samuel Bewley Monsell (March 2, 1811-April 9, 1875), was born in St. Columb's, Londonderry, Ireland and achieved fame as a hymn writer, poet and became a Vicar and Rector in England.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Light of the World", Lawrence White Watson (May 2, 1860-July 17, 1925), was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada and became famous as a botanist, Church organist, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Light of the World
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Samuel Bewley Monsell (March 2, 1811 to April 9, 1875)
Nationality of Author: Irish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Lawrence White Watson (May 2, 1860 to July 17, 1925)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Light of the world, we hail Thee, flushing the eastern skies; Never shall darkness veil Thee again from human eyes"
First Publication Date: 1863

 

Light of the World Lyrics

Light of the world, we hail Thee, flushing the eastern skies;
Never shall darkness veil Thee again from human eyes;
Too long, alas, withholden, now spread from shore to shore;
Thy light, so glad and golden, shall set on earth no more.

Light of the world, Thy beauty steals into every heart,
And glorifies with duty life's poorest, humblest, part;
Thou robest in Thy splendor the simple ways of men,
And helpest them to render light back to Thee again.

Light of the world, before Thee our spirits prostrate fall;
We worship, we adore Thee, Thou Light, the Life of all;
With Thee is no forgetting of all Thine hand hath made;
Thy rising hath no setting, Thy sunshine hath no shade.

Light of the world, illumine this darkened earth of Thine,
Till everything that's human be filled with what's divine;
Till every tongue and nation, from sin's dominion free,
Rise in the new creation which springs from love and Thee.

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