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Out upon life's ocean many souls adrift

Out upon life's ocean many souls adrift

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Out upon life’s ocean many souls adrift]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out upon life’s ocean many souls adrift,
Tempest tossed upon the raging sea,
Cannot see the many shoals and hidden rocks—
A beacon light for Jesus I would be.

Refrain:
A beacon light for Jesus I would ever be,
Sending out a warning light across the sea;
Faithfully shining on,
Until the night is gone,
A beacon light for Jesus I would be.

2 Many are the dangers on life’s rugged shore,
Strong the tempest rages, wild and free;
Many need a light to safely guide them home,
A beacon light for Jesus I would be. [Refrain]

3 I would not my light beneath a bushel hide,
I will place it where the lost can see,
That perhaps a ship in danger it may guide—
A beacon light for Jesus I would be. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #216

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 >

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First Line: Out upon life's ocean many souls adrift
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: A beacon light for Jesus I would ever be
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d84

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #216

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