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I Am the Light of This World

This song is by Reverend Gary Davis and appears on the album Harlem Street Singer (1961) and on the compilation The Rough Guide to Gospel Blues (2016).

Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world

Oh, you don't believe in Jesus
And not a word He said
When He come all way down to Lazarus' grave
And raised him from the dead

Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world

Well, I've got fiery fingers
I've got fiery hands
And when I get up in heaven
Gonna join that fiery band

Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
I am the light
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the

Well, well, prayer is the key of heaven
And faith unlock the door
That's why my God gave me the key
And told me to carry it everywhere I go

Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world

Well, didn't they taken old John the Baptist
And put him in the kettle of oil
My God got in there with him
And they tell me the oil wouldn't boil

Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Well
Well
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light
Just as long as I'm in this world

Well, I know I got religion
I know I ain't ashamed
For the Holy Ghost is my witness
And the angels done signed my name

Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world
Just as long as I'm in this world, I am the light of this world

Well, well

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