This hymn was recommended to me by fellow blogger Denise over atNew Mercies I See.I’ve always loved this one, so I decided to do a little research. Once I read the history, I just couldn’t pass up adding it to my 31 Hymns series.
It is said that Dallán Forgaill, a 6th Century Irish writer, actually became blind because of his dedication to writing poetry and studying. In the 20th Century, Mary E. Byrne translated the Irish words into English. In 1912, Eleanor H. Hull composed the words into verses. Her translation is the modern form of the hymn that we sing today.
Somehow knowing that a blind man wrote these words make them more meaningful. Isn’t that way it should be…..the Lord as our vision? After all, He has a plan for us. Following His plan is best. Allowing Him to lead us is best. Allowing Him to be our light – or sight – will make all the difference in our lives.