You Are The Light

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Dark and cheerless is the morn
Without Your hand to comfort me
Joyless is the day's return
'Til Your mercy's beams I see
'Til they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes and warm my heart

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
You are the true, the only Light
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph over shades of night
You are the Light, You are the Light

Visit, then, this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief
Fill me, Radiancy Divine,
Scatter all my unbelief
More and more Yourself display,
Shining to the perfect day

Dayspring from on high, be near
Day-star, in my heart appear.


from Watch The Rising Day, released August 17, 2010
Written by Matthew S. Smith and Jeff Pardo
©2010 Detuned Radio Music / Simple Tense Songs (ASCAP) admin. by Simpleville Music, Inc.
Based in part on a hymn text by Charles Wesley


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Matthew Smith Nashville, Tennessee

Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He finds beauty exploring the tension between joy and sorrow, between the Already and the Not Yet.

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