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“I Saw the Light” is a 1948 Gospel song written and first performed by Hank Williams.
With poetic lyrics, such as “I wandered so aimless, life filled with sin/I wouldn’t let my
dear Savior in,” the song was written about Williams’ religious convictions despite his
alcoholic vices. Though the song was not a commercial success upon its first release, it
has become one of the songs most closely tied to Williams’ career.
I wandered so aimless , life filled with sin.
I wouldn’t let my dear Savior in.
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night.
Praise The Lord, I saw the Light.
I saw the Light , I saw the Light ,
No more darkness, No more night .
Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight .
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light .
Just like the blind man, I wandered along ,
Worries and fears , I claimed for my own.
Then like the blind man, that God , gave back his sight .
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light .
I was a fool to wander and stray,
For straight is the gate and narrow the way.
Now I have traded, the wrong for the right .
Praise the Lord , I saw the Light .

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