Send the gospel light

Hear the voices calling o'er the stormy main

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [Hear the voices calling o'er the stormy main]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Hear the voices calling o’er the stormy main;
“Send the light; send the light;”
There is life for sinners thro’ the Lamb once slain;
“Send the light; send the light.”
Send the light across the rolling tide,
Blessed word, “Salvation free;”
Let the name of Christ, the Crucified,
Light the world from sea to sea.

Refrain:
Tell the manger story which the angels sing;
“Send the light; send the light;”
Preach a risen Saviour and a coming King;
“Send the light; send the light.”

2 In our own fair country there are homes of night;
“Send the light; send the light;”
‘Tis the word of Jesus gives the blind eyes sight;
“Send the light; send the light.”
Send the light to every darkened home,
Raise the sick and cheer the sad;
Gather in the homeless ones who roam,
Let the poor be fed and clad. [Refrain]

3 Bring your shining treasure, lay it at the cross;
“Send the light; send the light;”
Find eternal riches for a moment’s loss;
“Send the light; send the light.”
Send the light the jewels must be found,
This shall be our glad employ;
They shall shine in King Immanuel’s crown,
We shall share his holy joy. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #180

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the voices calling o'er the stormy main
Title: Send the gospel light
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Tell the manger story
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