Standing like a lighthouse on the shores of time

Standing like a lighthouse on the shores of time

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Standing like a lighthouse on the shores of time]
Published in 39 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Standing, like a lighthouse, on the shores of time,
Looking o'er the waves of darkness, sin and crime,
Open up your windows, there's a work sublime:
Let the gospel light shine out.

Chorus:
Let the gospel light shine out,
Let the gospel light shine out;
While your lamp is burning, keep the windows clean,
Let the gospel light shine out.

2 There are human shipwrecks lying all around;
O what moral darkness ev'rywhere is found!
Warn some other vessels off from dang'rous ground:
Let the gospel light shine out. [Chorus]

3 Do not let the bushel cover up your light,
Keep your Lamp in order, trimmed and burning bright;
Try to be a blessing, brighten up the night:
Let the gospel light shine out. [Chorus]

4 Try to live for Jesus till this life is o'er,
For along this pathway you will pass no more;
Till he bids you welcome on the other shore,
Let the gospel light shine out. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #16

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Standing like a lighthouse on the shores of time
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Let the gospel light shine out
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9085

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