Advent Hymnals

480. LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING

Christ in Song,

1.
Brightly beams our Father's mercy,
From His lighthouse evermore,
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.

Chorus:
Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.

2.
Dark the night of sin has settled,
Loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore.  [Chorus]

3.
Trim your feeble lamp, my brother
Some poor sailor tempest tost,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost.  [Chorus]

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Title Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
Key B♭ Major
Titles Let the lower lights be burning!
First Line Brightly beams our Father's mercy
Author P. P. Bliss
Year 1908
Composer P. P. Bliss
Hymnal -
Tune Brightly beams our Father's mercy
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity; Living His Life: Light of the World
Texts Matthew 5:16
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