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Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

Words by Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876), 1871
Tune: LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING by Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876), 1871
Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)
Meter: with Refrain
Public Domain
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 struggling, fainting 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.