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Jesus, the Light of the World (with “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”)

Words: George D. Elderkin, 1890; verses by Charles Wesley, 1739
Music: tune, WE'LL WALK IN THE LIGHT, by George D. Elderkin, 1890
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
Topics: Christmas; Incarnation; Light; Light of the World; Epiphany

This is a favorite gospel hymn in the African American church. Composed and first published by Elderkin in 1890, it skillfully incorporates Charles Wesley's Christmas words.

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Categories: Hymns, New Hymns, Topical Music, Christmas/Epiphany, Luke, Incarnation, Wesley Hymns, Advent and Christmas Music