59. Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

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

Refrain:
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. [Refrain]

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

Text Information
First Line: Brightly beams our Father's mercy
Title: Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
Author: P. P. B. (1871)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Luke 12:35
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Let_the_Lower_Lights_Be_Burning); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (196)
Refrain First Line: Let the lower lights be burning!
Tune Information
Name: [Brightly beams our Father's mercy]
Composer: Philip P. Bliss (1871)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Let_the_Lower_Lights_Be_Burning); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (196)



Media
Sibelius score: Let_the_Lower_Lights_Be_Burning.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Let_the_Lower_Lights_Be_Burning)
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