Christians, Hold Out Your Light

We read of scribes and pharisees

Tune: [We read of scribes and pharisees]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We read of scribes and pharisees
Who sit in Moses’ seat,
Who are partial in the Word of God,
But their works are not complete.

Chorus:
Christians, hold out your light,
Christians, hold out your light,
Christians, hold out your light,
Hold out the light of God.

2 They are in the door of heav’n,
They keep the sinners out,
They ridicule the blood-washed child,
Who has a right to shout. [Chorus]

3 But stand back, ye professors,
Who say you are doing right,
For while you are having your dark hour,
I’m a walking in the light. [Chorus]

4 If you want to be called Christian,
Hold out the heav’nly light,
Don’t claim your Savior all day long,
And put Him off at night. [Chorus]

5 You can hide your crimes from people,
Deceive the Christian men,
But God can see you the darkest night,
And remember all of your sin. [Chorus]

6 You go to all these frolics,
Which makes your religion cold,
These no harm sins I’m telling you about,
Will cause you to lose your soul. [Chorus]

7 There are many cold professors,
Who live without the power,
And think by and by when death comes along,
They’ll get a heavenly shower. [Chorus]

8 Today is the day of salvation,
If you are going to go with me,
You must crucify the fallen man,
And Christ will set you free. [Chorus]

9 These moral Christians will not do,
Who will their religion hide,
For in my Father’s house above
They are wholly sanctified. [Chorus]

10 O get the pure religion,
And help to praise the Lord,
Hold out the heav’nly light of God,
For the lukewarm way is hard. [Chorus]

11 No sin can enter heaven,
Nor those who are defiled,
You must be cleansed from ev’ry sin
And become as a little child. [Chorus]

12 If you are a sinning Christian,
God’s word refuse to know,
Then by and by on the judgment day,
You’ll reap whatever you sow. [Chorus]


Source: Pentecostal Jewels #33

Text Information

First Line: We read of scribes and pharisees
Title: Christians, Hold Out Your Light
Refrain First Line: Christians, hold out your light
Copyright: Public Domain

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Pentecostal Jewels #33

Songs of Pentecostal Power #d138

Songs of Pentecostal Power, Complete #d226

Songs of Spiritual Power; Songs that Win #d174

Windows of Heaven No.7 #d107

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