More About "I Can See the Light" The story behind the song.
"I then took a pad of paper and wrote the first line so that I wouldn't forget it..."I Can See the Light shining from inside me...." Since I had only stopped by the piano en route to the refrigerator during a television commercial, it was my intention to return to the song at a later time! But then the second line just fell out of my head and I soon found that I just couldn't write quickly enough.
This song has an inextricable connection with Unity Church of Greater Portland. It was first performed there as a solo by Andrea Taylor. Later, Karen Lee Davis, who served as accompanist and music director at Unity, arranged the song in three parts for the choir. The choir later performed the song at a regional benefit concert in Portland and eventually recorded the song. Click here to hear the choral version.
Sherry Allen later recorded the song, and in 1992 the composition was included on the first Don Gnecco/Sherry Allen album, Castles. Listen to the Sherry Allen rendition. In 1995, "I Can See the Light" was published by the Association of Unitiy Churches as one of the songs in its Love Notes series. In 2006, the three-part choral version was published in a songbook entitled, Love Notes Sampler Songbook.