The song I Saw the Light has inspired people for generations. Yet, one of the most prolific songwriters could likely have kept this beautiful song and light “covered by a basket!”
“If gospel composer Albert E. Brumley had been a litigious man, he would surely have sued over ‘I Saw the Light.’ Not only was the melody identical to his hymn… but the lyrics bore a passing resemblance too.” ~ Biographer Colin Escott in “Hank Williams: The Biography”
You can be the judge by listening to these renditions:
For those of us who got to know this song and inspiring lyrics via Williams, we are thankful to Albert Brumley for not suing! 🙂 More details about the song I Saw the Light HERE.
PRAYER: God, we are thankful for those who create beautiful music we can enjoy while worshiping you. Help us to use our gifts to your glory with less of a focus on whether we get creative credit… Amen
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
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