“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5
The hymn, I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light was written by Kathleen Thomerson in 1966, after she visited Church of the Redeemer in Houston, Texas. The simple folk-like melody is of her own composition. It speaks of God’s sanctifying grace in our life as we walk with Him. Listen and remember your commitment to follow the example of Jesus.
We sang this hymn by Kathleen Thomerson recently in church, and it’s been in my head ever since. I thought maybe I needed to share. The simple words are almost childlike, but contain many Biblical references to Jesus, the light. They speak of our journey of sanctification with Him.
It is included in With One Voice, a contemporary Lutheran hymnal we sometimes use. If you would like to listen to some other music from this hymnal, you can use the following links: