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Carry the light

Many in darkness are far astray

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Many in darkness are far astray]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Many in darkness are far astray,
Carry the light, carry the light,
Spreading the beams of the Gospel day,
Carry the beautiful light;
Tell them the gift of the Father’s love,
How the dear Savior He gave;
Tell them of mercy that smiles above,
Jesus almighty to save!

Refrain
Light! light! beautiful light!
Streaming from Heaven’s fair height;
Living for Jesus, our precious Savior,
Carry the beautiful light.

2. Let us unite in this best employ,
Carry the light, carry the light;
Tell the good news of salvation’s joy,
Carry the beautiful light.
Singing of Jesus, our songs are bright,
Bright with the blessing He brings;
Helping to scatter the shades of night.
Sing of the Lord’s healing wings. [Refrain]

3. Living for Jesus, we’ll work and pray,
Carry the light, carry the light;
Walking with Him in the shining way,
Carry the beautiful light;
O, there’s a glory that fills the heart,
Sunshine of pardon and peace;
Let us the secret to all impart,
Helping the kingdom’s increase. [Refrain]

4. Clearer and clearer the dayspring glows,
Carry the light, carry the light;
Brighter and brighter the morning grows,
Carry the beautiful light.
Jesus is coming in wondrous might,
Coming in splendor to reign;
Sorrow and sighing shall take their flight,
Eden shall blossom again. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #754

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Many in darkness are far astray
Title: Carry the light
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Light, light, beautiful light

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #754
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