473: The Song “In the Light of His Love”

This is mark Joseph “young” blog entry #473, on the subject of The Song “In the Light of His Love”.

This might be the oldest song on the list; it’s probably also the shortest, at least so far.  (I have a couple of very short songs that I never sing, but might figure out how to record sometime.)  Working with a few others back around 1970 plus or minus a year under the name Genuine Junk Parts (with Art Robbins, my brother Roy Young, and Andy Nilssen handling the recording), I put together a collection under the title Genuine Junk Lives in Ramsey, but decided not to try to sell copies because I was worried about copyrights.  Yeah, I was a kid.  This song wrapped up the tape, and is, I think, the only song from that collection that I’ve ever sung publicly since forming The Last Psalm, although there is one other that I’ve tried to remember from time to time.

It was also the last song I recorded for the vocals-over-midi-instruments discs I created for Dave Oldham, because it was a song performed occasionally by The Last Psalm (and at least once before that by BLT Down when we did a church service).  I sing it occasionally to close concerts, and think of it as a benediction.  After all, it’s short–under a minute, forty seconds in this recording.

My wife always comments that she likes the way I rhymed “God’s Son” with “person”.  It’s a very simple song, but then, it’s not really long enough to get that complicated.  I don’t recall anyone else ever commenting on it.

In the Light of His Love.

So here are the lyrics.

The Lord will select you,
Direct you, protect you.
He’ll stay beside you
To hide you or guide you.
He’ll always lead you
And he’ll always feed you,
So stay in the light of His love.

You know that you need Him,
So hear Him and heed Him,
For Jesus is God’s son,
And no normal person.
He’s never far from you
Once He has won you,
So stay in the light of His love.


Previous web log song posts:

#301:  The Song “Holocaust” | #307:  The Song “Time Bomb” | #311:  The Song “Passing Through the Portal” | #314:  The Song “Walkin’ In the Woods” | #317:  The Song “That’s When I’ll Believe” | #320:  The Song “Free” | #322:  The Song “Voices” | #326:  The Song “Mountain, Mountain” | #328:  The Song “Still Small Voice” | #334:  The Song “Convinced” | #337:  The Song “Selfish Love” | #340:  The Song “A Man Like Paul” | #341:  The Song “Joined Together” | #346:  The Song “If We Don’t Tell Them” | #349: The Song “I Can’t Resist You’re Love” | #353:  The Song “I Use to Think” | #356:  The Song “God Said It Is Good” | #362:  The Song “My Life to You” | #366:  The Song “Sometimes” | #372:  The Song “Heavenly Kingdom” | #378:  The Song “A Song of Joy” | #382:  The Song “Not Going to Notice” | #387:  The Song “Our God Is Good” | #393:  The Song “Why” | #399:  The Song “Look Around You” | #404:  The Song “Love’s the Only Command” | #408:  The Song “Given You My Name” | #412:  The Song “When I Think” | #414:  The Song “You Should Have Thanked Me” | #428:  The Song “To the Victor” | #433:  The Song “From Job” | #436:  The Song “Trust Him Again” | #438:  The Song “Even You” | #441:  The Song “Fork in the Road” | #442:  The Song “Call to Worship” | #445:  The Song “How Many Times” | #447:  The Song “When I Was Lonely” | #450:  The Song “Rainy Days” | #453:  The Song “Never Alone” | #455:  The Song “King of Glory” | #457:  The Song “Greater Love” | #458:  The Song “All I Need” | #462:  The Song “John Three” | #464:  The Song “The Secret” | #466:  The Song “In a Mirror Dimly” | #468:  The Song “Present Your Bodies” | #471:  The Song “Walkin'”

Next song: Step by Step

One thought on “473: The Song “In the Light of His Love””

  1. Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks
    I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.