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The Mission Hymnal, Enlarged Edition, 1913031
Brightly Beams Our Father’s MercyPhilip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
031Lower LightsPhilip P. Bliss (1838-1876)8.7.8.7. with Refrain

1Brightly beams our Father’s mercy,
From His lighthouse evermore,
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.
2Dark the night of sin has settled,
Loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore.
3Trim your feeble lamp, my brother:
Some poor sailor tempest-tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost.

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