1 Hold up God’s true and saving light,
The lamp of life divine;
That brightly thro’ sin’s dreary night
Its blessèd rays may shine.
O hold the lamp of life aloft!
Let its light and its glory shine,
Till each land and isle afar,
Where immortal spirits are,
Shall rejoice in the light divine.
2 On life’s great deep our brother’s bark
Is drifting with the tide;
The beacon gleaming thro’ the dark,
From danger’s course to guide. [Refrain]
3 In error’s gloom with none to save
From never ending loss,
Stray precious souls for whom Christ gave
His blood upon the cross. [Refrain]
4 While we in God’s true light rejoice,
For help a righteous plea
Comes to us in a plaintive voice
From sad lands o’er the sea. [Refrain]Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8595