37. Hold Your Light Higher

1 Many precious souls are groping
In the darkness and the night,
Waiting for the dawn of morning,
Yearning for the light.

Hold your light still higher, brother,
Keep it burning clear and bright;
You may rescue some poor lost one
Struggling, struggling toward the light.

2 God, who called you into service,
Would constrain you by His love,
To assist your erring brothers
To the port above. [Refrain]

3 Like a faithful light-house watcher,
Keeping every beacon bright,
Let your lamp shine out, my brother,
On the gloomy night. [Refrain]

4 Do not let the thousands perish
Underneath the angry wave,
But reach out the hand of rescue,
And the lost ones save. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Many precious souls are groping
Title: Hold Your Light Higher
Author: Rev. E. A. Hoffman
Publication Date: 1889
Refrain First Line: Hold your light still higher, brother
Tune Information
Name: [Many precious souls are groping]
Composer: Robert Lowry