Is there a ray of God's brightness

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1 Is there a ray of God's brightness
That you to some soul may impart?
Is there a bit of heart-lightness
That you may bestow on some heart.

Chorus:
Hold up the light, Hold up the light
Till darkness is melted away,
The light that increased forever,
Till cometh God's beautiful day.

2 Will you help some one in blindness
To light that he never has had?
Hold up the light of God's kindness
And let it make somebody glad. [Chorus]

3 Hold up the light of God's comfort,
The light that his love hath bestowed;
Hold it aloft for the pilgrims
Who travel a sorrowful road. [Chorus]

4 Hold up the light of salvation,
The glory that never shall cease;
Hold up the light of God's mercy,
The light of his pardon and peace. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #102

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Is there a ray of God's brightness
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Hold up the light

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