Let the Light of Heaven Shine In

When you are discouraged, and the way seems long

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [When you are discouraged, and the way seems long]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When you are discouraged, and the way seems long,
Brighten it with cheer and song;
Look to God for comfort as you walk along,
Let the light of heav’n shine in.

Refrain:
Let the light of heav’n shine in,
Let the light of heav’n shine in;
Clear away the shadows from the heart of sin,
Let the light of heav’n shine in.

2 Flowers bloom in beauty all along the way,
Robins sing their merry lay;
Would you be as full of joy and song as they?
Let the light of heav’n shine in. [Refrain]

3 If your heart is longing to be filled with cheer,
Upward look, for joy is near;
Banish all your doubting, banish all your fear,
Let the light of heav’n shine in. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #16

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When you are discouraged, and the way seems long
Title: Let the Light of Heaven Shine In
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Let the light of heaven shine in

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