Is your lamp still burning

Are you Christ's light bearer

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Are you Christ’s light bearer]
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Are you Christ's light bearer?
Of his joy a sharer?
Is this world fairer
For your cheering ray?
Is your beacon lighted,
Guiding souls benighted
To the land of perfect day?

O brother! is your lamp trimm'd and burning?
Is the world made brighter by its cheering ray?
Are you wailing, yearning
For your Lord's returning?
Are you watching day by day?

2 Is your heart warm, glowing,
With his love o'er flowing,
And his goodness showing
More and more each day?
Are you pressing onward
With his faithful vanguard,
In the safe and narrow way? [Chorus]

3 Keep your altars burning,
Wait your Lord's returning,
While your heart's deep yearning
Draws him ever near;
With his radiance splendid
Shall your light be blended
When his glory shall appear. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #481

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you Christ's light bearer
Title: Is your lamp still burning
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: O brother, is your lamp trimmed



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