Send Out the Light

Hark! there's a message from over the sea

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Hark! there's a message from over the sea]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hark! there's a message from over the sea,
"Send us the light! wonderful light!"
Earnestly calling to you and to me,
"Send us the light of God!"

Send out the light!
Tell the sweet story so precious, so bright;
Send out the light,
Wonderful light of God.

2 O, let us willingly answer today;
"Send out the light! wonderful light!"
Each loving gift bears a beautiful ray;
Wonderful light of God! [Chorus]

3 Send them the Bible,'twill shine like a star;
Send out the light! wonderful light!
Chasing the dark, gloomy shadows afar,
Wonderful light of God! [Chorus]

4 Tell them of Jesus; his mercy will bring
Heavenly light, wonderful light!
Then in his glory together we'll sing,
Sing in the light of God. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #48

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! there's a message from over the sea
Title: Send Out the Light
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Source: "The Westminster Junior Quarterly"
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Send out the light!
Copyright: Public Domain



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Bible Study Songs #48

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #35

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d60

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