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The Shining Light: a varied collection of sacred songs for Sabbath-schools, social meetings and the home circle

Editor: J. H. Tenney, Aldine S. Kieffer
Publisher: Ruebush Kieffer, Dayton, Va., 1879
Language: English
Notes: Numbering is by page number.
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5Faint not, Christian! though the roadPage Scan
6To the highways and hedges, oh, hasten today!Page Scan
8Just beside the river angels waitPage Scan
9In God we trust! He is our sure DefensePage Scan
10Shout for gladness, sons of Zion!Page Scan
12See the Fountain opened widePage Scan
13Oh, when shall I dwell in my father's bright homePage Scan
14Crimson'd garments wearest thouPage Scan
15Hosanna be the children's songPage Scan
16Forth from the throne of gloryPage Scan
17I have often dreamed of that glorylandPage Scan
19Just beyond the shining riverPage Scan
20Beautiful Eden, refuge of peacePage Scan
22We've heard the good old storyPage Scan
24Yonder are many mansionsPage Scan
25Forth from yon gates ajarPage Scan
26Sorrowing sinner, weep no morePage Scan
27Gently fold the dimpled handsPage Scan
28Have you heard the good news by the gospel proclaim'd?Page Scan
30Angels are waiting to bear the newsPage Scan
31Onward, brother, onwardPage Scan
32We are a little valiant bandPage Scan
34Oh, wand'rer, be wise while God now entreat theePage Scan
35Does Jesus love little children?Page Scan
36Beautiful darling, the angels have called theePage Scan
37I am singing all the dayPage Scan
38Feed my lambs, my little lambsPage Scan
40How glad I am that Jesus loves mePage Scan
41Wilt thou not come to the Saviour?Page Scan
42Behold a stranger standingPage Scan
44Do they pray for me at home?Page Scan
46Oh, we sing the glad songs of the Eden of lovePage Scan
48Hold on, my heart, in thy believing!Page Scan
49I love to think of that happy land by the Jasper SeaPage Scan
50Bring in the children to JesusPage Scan
52Come to the Saviour; he calls theePage Scan
53While Jesus is nearPage Scan
54Oh, the songs that are sung by the angels of lightPage Scan
55Pilgrims in this land of sorrowPage Scan
56I am thine own, O ChristPage Scan
57Fill'd with doubt and vain endeavorPage Scan
58Lift me higher, lift me higherPage Scan
59To God above, Whose name is LovePage Scan
60With songs of heartfelt praisePage Scan
61Only for a little while, and the mad waves that now so madly foanPage Scan
62The Saviour invites you poor wandererPage Scan
63In the dark and cloudy dayPage Scan
64Why should we think of death[Why should we think of death]Page Scan
65Little children, cheerful as the breezePage Scan
66Ring, ring the bells o'er ocean and shore!Page Scan
67Crowns of glory, ever brightPage Scan
68Saviour, I would be happyPage Scan
69Father, in the morning Unto thee I prayPage Scan
70We will cheerfully bear ev'ry trial of lifePage Scan
71From heaven comes an earnest callPage Scan
72I am waiting for the morningPage Scan
73Lord of mercy and of mightPage Scan
74Hark! the cry is soundingPage Scan
75What cheering words are these?Page Scan
76In the courts of heav'n we'll sing a nobler songPage Scan
77Calm on the bosom of thy GodPage Scan
78Careworn trav'ler on life's oceanPage Scan
79Gathering, pressing, thronging round HimPage Scan
80We shall meet beyond the river Page Scan
81Hark! the herald angels singPage Scan
82Why stand ye here idle? Work presses todayPage Scan
83I shall not want: in deserts wildPage Scan
84Hark! I hear the harps eternalPage Scan
85Hark! 'tis the watchman's cryPage Scan
86Wonderful love, flowing so freePage Scan
87Whate'er thy work is, do itPage Scan
88There is a land on whose fair shorePage Scan
89Softly now the light of dayPage Scan
90What can wash away my sin?Page Scan
91In our Father's heav'nly mansionsPage Scan
92Underneath the leafless treesPage Scan
93Come, wand'ring sheep, oh, comePage Scan
94There's a song in the air; there's a star in the skyPage Scan
95Fade, fade each earthly joyPage Scan
96Tenderly lay her to rest 'neath the sodPage Scan
97Nearer, my God, to theePage Scan
98This is not my place of restingPage Scan
99There is a clime, a cloudless climePage Scan
100Lord, thou art our loving Helper!Page Scan
101God will never leave theePage Scan
102Like the angels pure and holyPage Scan
104Never give up the Saviour!Page Scan
105The young, the lovely, pass awayPage Scan
106When I look up to yonder skyPage Scan
107There is rest from ev'ry woe!Page Scan
108Simply trusting ev'ry dayPage Scan
109Now I have found a FriendPage Scan
110Jesus, bless the children!Page Scan
111Blessed Redeemer, Show us thy loving facePage Scan
112It is easy to glide with its ripplesPage Scan
114Blest assurance ever dearPage Scan
115Dear Redeemer, only theePage Scan
116There's a kingdom abovePage Scan
117Just as I am, without one pleaPage Scan
118Oh, how cheerful the day, when the bright Sabbath rayPage Scan

[This hymnal has not been proofed - data may be incomplete or incorrect]
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