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In the dark heathen night they are dwelling

In the dark heathen night they are dwelling

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [In the dark heathen night they are dwelling]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 In the dark heathen night they are dwelling,
Many millions of sin-laden hearts;
Never seeing the light of salvation,
Never knowing the joy it imparts.

Carry the light, the soul cheering light,
Into the night, the dark heathen night;
Telling the story of Christ and His glory,
The One who is mighty to save.

2 Bowing down to the idols before them,
Unavailing their sorrow and tears;
For no peace they can find without Jesus,
He alone can dispell all their fears. [Refrain]

3 Can we longer with selfish ambition,
Only labor to care for our needs?
When our brother in need of assistance,
And for light, unavailingly pleads. [Refrain]

4 Shall we longer deny them the gospel,
Let us hasten to go or to give;
That the multitude millions in darkness
May behold their Redeemer and live. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #16

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the dark heathen night they are dwelling
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Carry the light, the soul cheering light