Turn On the Light

Still there are many who stumble in sin

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Still there are many who stumble in sin]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Still there are many who stumble in sin;
Lost in the gloom of night.
Jesus is longing these wand’rers to win,
Turn on the gospel light.

Turn on the light,
Turn on the light,
Make all their pathway bright;
Show them the way
To Jesus today,
Haste, ere it be too late.

2 Far on the highways and byways they roam,
By fierce temptation tost.
Haste thee, O Christian, constrain them to come,
Let not these souls be lost. [Chorus]

3 Leave them no longer to wander away,
Out in the storm and cold;
Go for the lost ones—O lead them today
Back to the Shepherd’s fold! [Chorus]

4 Groping in blindness, in darkness and woe;
How can you longer wait?
Forth to the rescue! to lighten them go!
Haste, ere it be too late! [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #110

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Still there are many who stumble in sin
Title: Turn On the Light
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Turn on the light
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: Public Domain


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