I was strumming some chords with one of my students & I decided it would be good for him to write some lyrics to go with it, so he came up with some really good words, starting with “When the light of the Son comes shining down”. I asked if he meant “sun” or “Son” & he said “Let’s make it a church song”…
Thomas asked me, “Are you a Baptist?” so I said, “I’m non-denominational”
He said, “So you’re Methodist…that’s almost like a Christian, right?”
When the light of the Son comes shining down on the precious land
then the world worships the one who died to save us from our sins
The Prince of peace is coming back to the new world He once knew
I was very impressed with this, but now we needed a chorus or a bridge to go with the verse. I thought some minor chords would be a nice contrast, so I asked Thomas if he could come up with some more lyrics. He decided Satan would be appropriate for the minor chords & Jesus for the major chords. It sounds like he’s going to be a great songwriter…
Then there are some who don’t want to follow the way of the Light, and they stand in the way of the rays of the Light.