Send Me Light

Lord, give me light to do Thy work

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 32 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Lord, give me light to do Thy work,
For only, Lord, from Thee
Can come the light, by which these eyes
The way of life can see.

Send me light! send me light!
Light along the toilsome way!
Send me light, dear Lord, that I may labor on,
Till I rest in eternal day.

2 The way is narrow, often dark,
With lights and shadows strewn:
I wander oft, and think it Thine,
When walking in my own. [Chorus]

3 Oh, send me light to do Thy work!
More light, more wisdom give;
Then shall I work Thy work indeed,
While on Thine earth I live. [Chorus]

4 The work is Thine, not mine, O Lord;
It is Thy race we run;
Give light! and then shall all I do,
Be well and truly done. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #117

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, give me light to do Thy work
Title: Send Me Light
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Send me light! send me light!
Copyright: Public Domain



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