Walk in the Light Hymn Lyrics
Hymn writer: Bernard Barton
1 Walk in the light! so shalt thou know
That fellowship of love
His Spirit only can bestow,
Who reigns in light above.
2 Walk in the light! and thou shalt find
Thy heart made truly His,
Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined,
In whom no darkness is.
3 Walk in the light! and thou shalt own
Thy darkness passed away,
Because that light hath on thee shone,
In which is perfect day.
4 Walk in the light! and thine shall be
A path, though thorny, bright:
For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee,
And God Himself is light.
Walk in the Light Hymn Story
“Walk in the Light” is a hymn that was composed by Bernard Barton as a poem.
Bernard Barton was born on 31st January 1784 in London, United Kingdom. He was fondly known as the ‘Quaker poet’. This is because he was a Quaker Christian.
After finishing his studies, he worked as an apprentice in a shop owned by Mr. S. Jesup in Essex.
He later moved to Suffolk where he established a business as a coal and corn merchant with his brother.
He died on 19th February 1849. After his death, his daughter collected all his poems and had them published in a book form.
His poems touched on all sorts of subjects including politics. Twenty of his poems were converted into hymns.
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