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 35 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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

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Instances (1 - 35 of 35)
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Consecrated Hymns #19

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Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #19

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Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #43

Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d250

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Hymns that Help: in Sunday schools, young people's societies and other church services #54

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Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #148

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Ideal Sunday School Hymns #173

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #82

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Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #170

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Life Songs: a collection of sacred songs for Sunday schools, young people's meetings and evangelistic services #110

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #25

Offering of Praise #d166

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Our Hymns: compiled for use in the services of the Baptist Temple #72

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #32

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #375

Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d186

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Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #358

Sacred Songking, a New Song Book for Revivals #d178

Selected Sunday School Songs #d174

Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d195

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Songs of Revival Power #54

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Songs of Service #85

Spirit of Praise #d105

Standard Songs. Special ed. #d137

Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d190

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #187

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The Gospel Message No. 1 #77

The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d102

The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d316

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The Revival No. 4 #64

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The Victory: a collection of popular Sunday school songs new and old #34

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #189

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

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Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #8

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World-Wide Hosannas #34

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