This song was written by Deborah and Michael W. Smith; and was recorded by Phillips, Craig & Dean… included on their album, Favorite Songs Of All.

Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American musician, who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts. Over the course of his career, he has sold more than 18 million albums.
Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, an American Music Award recipient, and has earned 45 Dove Awards. In 1999, ASCAP awarded him with the “Golden Note” Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting, and in 2014 they honored him as the “cornerstone of Christian music” for his significant influence on the genre. He also has recorded 31 No. 1 Hit songs, 14 gold albums, and 5 platinum albums. He has also starred in 2 films and published 14 books.
He and his wife, Debbie, have also co-written many songs together… including this song.

Phillips, Craig and Dean (rendered as Phillips, Craig & Dean on albums) is a contemporary Christian music trio composed of pastors Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean.
In 1991, Randy Phillips went to several record companies with a solo album he had. StarSong, a Nashville-based company, urged him to form a male vocal group. He then called two friends who also happened to be pastors and had also recently made solo albums.
Since forming in 1991, the group has sold over two million units. They have also received 10 GMA Dove Award nominations, winning 4, including Praise and Worship Album of the Year in 2007, and Inspirational Album of the Year in 2010.

I first heard this song while I was pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Van Buren, AR. 3 guys in our church – Clay Doss, Gary Fitzpatrick and Gene Mackle – formed a trio that almost matched that of Phillips, Craig & Dean!

This song is a prayer… asking God to shine His favor upon us. We probably need this prayer answered more today than we did back when it was written!
Bible Reference… Psalm 119:105; John 8:12; Romans 8:37-39; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 2:11-14

Lord, let Your light – light of Your face – shine on us,
Lord, let Your light – light of Your face – shine on us,

        CHORUS:
        that we may be saved… that we may have life…
        to find our way in the darkest night.
        Let Your light (grace, love) shine (fall, come over) on us!

Lord, let Your grace – grace from Your hand – fall on us,
Lord, let Your grace – grace from Your hand – fall on us, (CHORUS)

Lord, let Your love – love with no end – come over us,
Lord, let Your love – love with no end – come over us, (CHORUS)

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