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Out of darkness into light, Jesus calls the sons of night

Out of darkness into light, Jesus calls the sons of night

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 19 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out of darkness into light,
Jesus calls the sons of sight;
Out of midnight into day
Jesus bids us come away.

Arise and shine; arise and shine:
Arise, thy light is come,
Arise and shine, Arise and shine.
Thy glorious light is come.

2 From this world's alluring snares,
From its perils and its cares,
From its vanity and strife,
Jesus beckons us to life. [Chorus]

3 From the vanities of youth,
Into rest and love and truth.
Into joy that never palls,
Jesus in his mercy calls. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #115

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out of darkness into light, Jesus calls the sons of night
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Arise and shine, thy light is come
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11516
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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Bible School Hymns and Sacred Songs for Sunday Schools and Other Religious Services #34b

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Calvary Songs #9

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d135

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Choice Songs #84

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d105

Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d319

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Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs #375

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Joy to the World #53

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Light and Life #115

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Prayer and Praise #102

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Select Hymns and Psalms #48

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Songs of Redeeming Love #94

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Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined #R94

Spirit of Praise #d85

Sweet Fields of Eden for the Sabbath School #d73


The Cyber Hymnal #11516

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The Revival Wave #94

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The Wells of Salvation #58

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Words of Life #56

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