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There's a beautiful lighthouse, 'way over the main

There's a beautiful lighthouse, 'way over the main

Author: Emma Pitt
Tune: [There's a beautiful light-house 'way over the main]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a beautiful light-house ‘way over the main,
And the bright beaming light you now see
Is Jesus, His love is now pointing the way,
Come, sailor, He’s waiting for thee.

Steer for the light, sailor, steer for the light,
To the oar bravely bend and be bold;
O steer for the light, sailor, steer for the light,
That beams from the shores of pure gold.

2 O’er the beautiful river with waters so deep,
Bright angels are watching the shore,
The lighthouse stands firm and the storms never sweep,
For Jesus has entered before. [Refrain]

3 See, there from its height waves the banner of love,
All studded with stars bright and free,
And the echo comes, list! I’ve been saved from the wreck,
By the light that’s now beaming for thee. [Refrain]

4 For that haven of rest, weary sailor now steer,
Or perish on life’s stormy sea,
Fix your eyes on that light and His voice you shall hear,
“Come, sailor, I’m waiting for thee.” [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #9

Author: Emma Pitt

Born: 1846, Maryland. Pitt was living in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, by 1880, and through at least 1910. She may have died be­fore 1920, as the daugh­ter with whom she was living in 1910 was on her own and still sin­gle in 1920. --www.hymntime.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful lighthouse, 'way over the main
Author: Emma Pitt
Refrain First Line: Steer for the light, sailor



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Triumphant Songs No.4 #9

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