Let the Gospel Light Shine In

To the love of the Father thy heart unseal

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [To the love of the Father thy heart unseal]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 To the love of the Father thy heart unseal;
Let the gospel light shine in;
Unto him lift thy soul, at his cross low kneel;
Let the gospel light shine in.
Let its golden rays flood each darkened room;
Dwell no longer thou in the joyless gloom;
Let its radiance sweet all the soul illume;
Let the gospel light shine in.

Refrain:
Let the blessed gospel light shine in,
Let the blessed gospel light shine in;
All the clouds will lift, all the night be past;
Let the gospel light shine in.

2 With thy sins and thy griefs hast thou wrestled long?
Let the gospel light shine in;
And thy soul shall arise to thy Lord in song;
Let the gospel light shine in.
Every darkened place ‘neath its rays shall glow;
All thy cares shall pass like the melting snow;
And thy heart the peace of the blest shall know;
Let the gospel light shine in. [Refrain]

3 Open wide now thy heart to love’s golden rays;
Let the gospel light shine in;
To thy lips shall leap songs, happy songs of praise;
Let the gospel light shine in.
Dwell no longer thou in thy shadowed place;
Lift thine eyes with joy to the Father’s face;
Giving thanks to him for his love and grace,
Let the gospel light shine in. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #2

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To the love of the Father thy heart unseal
Title: Let the Gospel Light Shine In
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Let the blessed gospel light shine in
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of the Century #2

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