1 Brightly beams our Father’s mercy
From His lighthouse evermore,
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.
2 Dark the night of sin has settled,
Loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore. [Refrain]
3 Trim your feeble lamp, my brother!
Some poor sailor tempest tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost. [Refrain]
Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #419
|First Line:||Brightly beams our Father's mercy|
|Title:||Let the Lower Lights Be Burning|
|Author:||P. P. Bliss (1871)|
|Meter:||18.104.22.168 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||Let the lower lights be burning|