The Lord Is My Light

First line: The Lord is my light—then why should I fear? / The Lord is my light; then why should I fear? By / The Lord is my light; then why should I fear? / The Lord is my light

Original language: English

Words: James L. Nicholson
Music: John R. Sweney


The Lord Is My Light
, 89


1. The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?By day and by night his presence is near.He is my salvation from sorrow and sin;This blessed assurance the Spirit doth bring.
[Chorus]The Lord is my light;He is my joy and my song.By day and by nightHe leads, he leads me along.
2. The Lord is my light; tho clouds may arise,Faith, stronger than sight, looks up thru the skiesWhere Jesus forever in glory doth reign.Then how can I ever in darkness remain?
3. The Lord is my light; the Lord is my strength.I know in his might I’ll conquer at length.My weakness in mercy he covers with pow’r,And, walking by faith, I am blest ev’ry hour.
4. The Lord is my light, my all and in all.There is in his sight no darkness at all.He is my Redeemer, my Savior, and King.With Saints and with angels his praises I’ll sing.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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The Lord Is My Light

, 89

The Lord Is My Light

, no. 52

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

The Lord Is My Light

, May 2017

Artist: Firefly

Arr.: Firefly

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Congregation; Unknown (conductor); Michael R. Clement (piano)

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Congregation; Unknown (conductor); Bonnie Goodliffe (organ)

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Congregation; Lawrence Laureano (conductor); Ryo Oshiro (organ)

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Congregation; Allen Matthews (conductor); Linda Margetts (organ)

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Combined choir from Provo, Utah

Arr.: James C. Kasen

The Lord Is My Light

, 4

Artist: Relief Society choir

Arr.: James C. Kasen

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Young Women choir

The Lord Is My Light

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: James C. Kasen

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Findlay

The Lord Is My Light

, 89

The Lord Is My Light

, 89

The Lord is My Light

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

The Lord Is My Light

, 1

Artist: Combined male chorus

The Lord Is My Light

, no. 17a

The Lord Is My Light

, 103

The Lord Is My Light

, 103

The Lord Is My Light

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The Lord Is My Light

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The Lord Is My Light

, 103

The Lord Is My Light (Transposed)

, 15

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

The Lord Is My Light (Transposed)

, 15

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

The Lord Is My Light (Transposed)

, 15

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

The Lord Is My Light (Transposed)

, 15

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

The Lord is My Light

, 106

The Lord is My Light

, 106

The Lord is My Light

, 106

The Lord is My Light

, 106

The Lord is My Light

, 106

The Lord Is My Light

, Jan 2014

Contributor: Rachel P. Mohlman

The Lord Is My Light

, 7

Artist: Salt Lake Temple Square Missionary Choir; Kasey Bradbury (director); Katie Bastian (piano)

Arr.: Rachel P. Mohlman

The Lord Is My Light

, Jan 2014

Arr.: Rachel P. Mohlman

Contributor: Anna M. Molgard; Rachel P. Mohlman

The Lord is my Light

, 3

Artist: Retta S. Payne

The Lord is my Light

, 3

Artist: Edna Evans; Ida Evans

The Lord is my Light

, 3

Artist: Erma Pendleton

The Lord is my light

, 3

Artist: Erma Pendleton

The Lord is my Light

, 3

Artist: Edith Grant

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

The Lord is my Light

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

The Lord is my Light

, 150