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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

Full 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.

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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Consecrated Hymns #19Page Scan
Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #19Page Scan
Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #43Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d250
Hymns that Help: in Sunday schools, young people's societies and other church services #54Page Scan
Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #148Page Scan
Ideal Sunday School Hymns #173Page Scan
Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #82Page Scan
Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #170AudioPage Scan
Life Songs: a collection of sacred songs for Sunday schools, young people's meetings and evangelistic services #110Page Scan
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #25Page Scan
Offering of Praise #d166
Our Hymns: compiled for use in the services of the Baptist Temple #72Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #32Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #375Page Scan
Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d186
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #358Page Scan
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
Songs of Revival Power #54Page Scan
Songs of Service #85Page Scan
Spirit of Praise #d105
Standard Songs. Special ed. #d137
Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d190
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #187Page Scan
The Gospel Message No. 1 #77Page Scan
The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d102
The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d316
The Revival No. 4 #64Page Scan
The Victory: a collection of popular Sunday school songs new and old #34Page Scan
The Voice of Praise No. 3 #189Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #16TextPage Scan
Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #8TextAudioPage Scan
World-Wide Hosannas #34Page Scan