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

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… 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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, the lights along the shore
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain



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