The Light of the World by YPBL Chris Shanks and Nicholas Brill

This morning we share with you Dean Goffin’s classic piece of music, ‘The Light of the World‘ which features the tune ‘Aurelia’. It features our principal euphonium player and YP band leader Chris Shanks and Nicholas Brill.
 
We hope you not only enjoy the music, but are also blessed by it.
 
O Jesus, thou art standing,
outside the fast closed door,
in lowly patience waiting
to pass the threshold o’er:
shame on us, Christian brothers,
his Name and sign who bear,
O shame, thrice shame upon us,
to keep him standing there!
 
O Jesus, thou art knocking;
and lo, that hand is scarred,
and thorns thy brow encircle,
and tears thy face have marred:
O love that passeth knowledge,
so patiently to wait!
O sin that hath no equal,
so fast to bar the gate!
 
O Jesus, thou art pleading
in accents meek and low,
“I died for you, my children,
and will you treat me so?”
O Lord, with shame and sorrow
we open now the door;
dear Saviour, enter, enter,
and leave us never more.

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