I will stand as a witness to Christ (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Children's piece, also unison

General Information

Title: I Will Stand as a Witness of Christ
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 1v or 2vv   Voicings: SA or Unison
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:

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Original text and translations

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Encircled in the arms of heaven’s love
With grateful heart I walk the path prepared for me
The Savior is my light, my comfort and my guide
And his word is a lamp unto my feet

Yet all around me others wander lost
Whom will he send to seek them as they stray?
When mists of darkness rise to blind his children’s eyes
Who will show the way? Who will show the way?

“A city on a hill cannot be hid,
Let your light so shine,” the Savior said

Like Esther in her courage, like Joseph in his faith
Like Ruth in her devotion, like Nephi in his strength
I will stand for truth and righteousness, reflecting heaven’s light
And my life will be like a beacon in the night
For I will stand as a witness of Christ

The Spirit whispers peace into my soul
In every trial, in each uncertain hour.
I know I can endure for as I kneel in prayer
He enfolds me in the warmth of heaven’s power

Yet others weep for grief that knows no peace
Where is their hope but in the Master’s word?
What comfort will he send to heal the hearts of men?
Who will bear his love and light into the world?

“A city on a hill cannot be hid,
Let your light so shine,” the Savior said
(Repeat Chorus)

Like a candle in the darkness, like a fire upon the hearth
Like the star that led to Bethlehem, like sunrise o’er the earth
A city on a hill cannot be hid
“Let your light so shine,” the Savior said.
(Repeat Chorus)