Let The Lower Lights Be Burning – Soulful Sunday

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning –
Soulful Sunday

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

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning – Soulful Sunday

This song was written by Phillip P. Bliss and published in 1871. He wrote it as a result of hearing Dwight L. Moody preach and share a compelling story about a ship trying to enter the harbor at Cleveland in a storm.

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning – Soulful Sunday

Tragically, P.P. Bliss and his wife perished in a train accident in 1876 leaving two small boys as orphans.

Bliss is best known for Almost Persuaded; Hallelujah, What a Saviour!; Let the Lower Lights Be Burning; Wonderful Words of Life and the tune for Horatio Spafford’s It Is Well with My Soul.  [wikipedia]

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