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Hold up the Lamp of Life

Hold up God's true and saving light

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [Hold up God's true and saving light]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hold up God's true and saving light
Title: Hold up the Lamp of Life
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: O hold the lamp of life aloft
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8595
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8595

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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