Turn Up Your Lamp

Turn up your lamp; let it shine on your way

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Turn up your lamp; let it shine on the way]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Turn up your lamp; let it shine on the way
Trodden by pilgrims oft tempted to stray;
Show them the pitfalls and dangers that wait;
Turn up your lamp, lest you warn them too late.

Refrain:
Turn up your lamp! Let your light shine!
Darkness will vanish from your life and mine;
Turn up your lamp! Let your light shine!
Two lives will brighten with glory divine.

2 Turn up your lamp; let is shine upon those
Out in the darkness beset by their foes;
Never upon them the glory has shown;
Turn up your lamp till it beckon them on. [Refrain]

3 Turn up your lamp, and your own life will glow,
Safer henceforth be the way that you go,
Stronger the faith that another has stayed,—
Turn up your lamp, lest it flicker and fade. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #11

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

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First Line: Turn up your lamp; let it shine on your way
Title: Turn Up Your Lamp
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Turn up your lamp! Let your light shine

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Sunshine #11

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