“I Saw The Light” is one of the most popular gospel songs ever written, but relatively few among us know who wrote it.
Turns out it was none other than Country Music legend Hank Williams, Sr.
Yes, that Hank Williams.
If you’re old enough to remember hearing Hank’s music on the radio or know how he died at such a young age, you might be surprised to hear that he wrote (or co-wrote) almost two dozen gospel songs in his short 29 years on planet Earth.
One of those songs was “I Saw The Light” which would end up becoming one of the most popular gospel songs ever written.
But Hank didn’t just write it, he also recorded it – and you can listen to it right here:
And here’s Hank singing another of the famous gospel tunes he wrote, “House of Gold“:
Hank Williams’ life on Earth was short and troubled, but his music and influence has touched millions.