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The light of truth is burning

The light of truth is burning

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff
Tune: [The light of truth is burning]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The light of truth is burning
Along our homeward way;
The wanderer returning
Beholds its golden ray;
It points to paths of duty
Where Christ would have us go,
Its radiance and beauty
None but God’s children know.

Refrain:
The light of truth seems dearer
When we to Christ belong;
The light of truth shines clearer
When we in Christ grow strong.

2 The light of truth’s revealing
God’s miracles of grace;
His wondrous pow’r of healing
That man can never trace;
This light, new hope is giving,
Inspiring us to tell
Of Him, in Whom we’re living—
Our Christ, Immanuel. [Refrain]

3 The light of truth is guiding
The lowly contrite heart;
To Him whose word abiding
Bids Satan’s hosts depart;
This light, that shines forever,
God’s works of love proclaim,
This light will fail us never
When lab’ring “In His name.” [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #135

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff

Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: The light of truth is burning
Author: Lavinia E. Brauff



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