The Shining Light

On the Christian's path a shining light appears

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 On the Christian's path a shining light appears,
Growing bright and brighter with the passing years,
'Tis the light of wisdom from the realms above,
Ev'ry day increasing like God's gifts of love.

We will follow, its leading,
We will follow its leading,
We will follow its leading all the way;
For that blessed shining light
Will shine more and still more bright,
Even unto the perfect day.

2 Though no eye hath seen, nor mortal ear hath heard,
All the grace and beauty found in God's pure Word;
Yet his Holy Spirit into truth will guide
All the trusting ones who in his love abide. [Chorus]

3 There is nothing covered but shall be revealed
When the books are opened and the rolls unsealed;
So we follow on to know as we are known,
Toward the prefect day when shadows will have flown. [Chorus]

Source: Spirit and Life No. 2: a collection of new songs for the Sunday school, young people's societies, gospel and devotional meetings, etc., etc. #10

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: On the Christian's path a shining light appears
Title: The Shining Light
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: We will follow its leading
Copyright: Public Domain


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Spirit and Life No. 2 #10

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