“In the First Light” Turns 30

Screenshot of performance of In the First Light by Todd Agnew and Friends on a video posted by Bob Marshall - Cropped

Screenshot of performance of In the First Light by Todd Agnew and Friends on a video posted by Bob Marshall – Cropped

For many people the song, In the First Light, is a Christmas season favorite. Written by singer-songwriter, author, and speaker Bob Kauflin in 1984, the song follows the life of Jesus Christ from his birth, death, resurrection, and beyond.

When the song was written, Bob was with the a capella group GLAD. Musically, the song is a lot less complicated than what he usually wrote for the group, he explained in a post at Worship Matters. However, it turned out to be one of his most biggest hits. “It was the first of many times I’d learn complex doesn’t always mean better,” he said.

Performances of the song are posted on YouTube by various artists. Here are several:

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