Is your lamp burning

Say, is your lamp burning, my brother

Author: Ellen M. H. Gates
Published in 59 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Say, is your lamp burning, my brother?
I pray you look quickly and see,
For if it were burning, then surely
Some beams would fall brightly on me.

Chorus:
Let your light shine that others may see,
This the commandment He giveth to thee,
For if it were burning, then surely
Some beams would fall brightly on me.

2 Remember how many around you
Will follow wherever you go;
The tho’t that they walked in the shadow,
Would make your lamp brighter, I know. [Chorus]

3 There’s many a lamp that is lighted,
We see them from near and from far,
But few in their lustre and beauty
Shine steadily on like a star. [Chorus]

4 If once all the lamps that are lighted
Should steadily blaze in a line,
Wide over the land and the ocean
A girdle of glory would shine. [Chorus]


Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #24

Author: Ellen M. H. Gates

Gates, Ellen, née Huntingdon, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is the author of several popular pieces in the American Mission and Sunday School hymn-books. Of these the following have passed from the American books into Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos:— 1. Come home, come home, you are weary at heart. Invitation. 2. I am now a child of God. Saved through Jesus. 3. I will sing you a song of that beautiful land. Concerning Heaven. 4. O the clanging bells of time. Yearning for Heaven. 5. Say, is your lamp burning, my brother. Watching and Waiting. Concerning her poem which is used as a hymn in America, "If you cannot on the ocean" (Duty), Duffield says her account of its origin is as follows:—"The lines were written upo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Say, is your lamp burning, my brother
Title: Is your lamp burning
Author: Ellen M. H. Gates
Refrain First Line: Let your light shine that others may see

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