Lights along the shore

There are lights by the shore of that country

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [There are lights by the shore of that country]
Published in 24 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are lights by the shore of that country,
Where my bark amid perils I steer;
And they ever grow brighter and brighter,
As that glorious haven I near.

Oh, the lights,
See the lights
That never, never will grow dim;
See the bright lights,
Growing brighter,
And they guide us unto Him.

2 There are lights by that shore as we journey,
As we float down the river of time;
All the days of our pilgrimage brighten
With a radiance truly sublime. [Refrain]

3 Oh, they tell of a hope that will cheer us
In the midst of our sorrows and cares,
When the lamp on our vessel burns dimly,
And we watch for the glimmer of theirs. [Refrain]

4 Then forget not to keep your light shining;
Oh, then, Christian, be earnest and true;
For a soul on life's ocean may perish—
And may sink in the waves but for you. [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #55

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are lights by the shore of that country
Title: Lights along the shore
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: O, the lights along the shore
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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