Hymn: Words by Ellen M. Gates, 1881 • Music by C.C. Williams

Found in An Old Missionary Meeting (from Katherine's Yesterday)

 

Say, is your lamp burning, my brother?
I pray you look quickly and see;
For if it were burning, then surely
Some beam would fall brightly on me.
There are many and many around you
Who follow wherever you go;
If you thought that they walked in the shadow,
Your lamp would burn brighter, I know.

Refrain

Say, is your lamp burning, my brother?
I pray you look quickly and see;
For if it were burning, then surely
Some beam would fall brightly on me!

Upon the dark mountains they stumble,
They are bruised on the rocks, and they lie
With tear-filled eyes turned pleading upward,
To the clouds and the pitiful sky.
There is many a lamp that is lighted—
We behold them a-near and afar;
But not many among them, my brother,
Shine steadily on like a star.

Refrain

If once all the lamps that are lighted
Should steadily blaze in a line,
Wide over the land and the ocean,
What a girdle of glory would shine!
How all the dark places would brighten!
How the mists would roll up and away!
How the earth would laugh out in her gladness,
To hail the millennial day!

Refrain

  • All
  • According To The Pattern
  • A Daily Rate
  • A Girl To Come Home To
  • A New Name
  • April Gold
  • Astra
  • A Voice In The Wilderness
  • Beauty For Ashes
  • Because Of Stephen
  • Beggarman
  • Bright Arrows
  • By Way Of The Silverthorns
  • Cloudy Jewel
  • Crimson Mountain
  • Daphne Deane
  • Dawn Of The Morning
  • Exit Betty
  • Found Treasure
  • Her Wedding Garment
  • Homing
  • In The Way
  • In Tune With Wedding Bells
  • Katherine's Yesterday
  • Life Out Of Death
  • Lone Point
  • Marcia Schuyler
  • Miss Lavinia's Call
  • Not Under The Law
  • Partners
  • Rainbow Cottage
  • Silver Wings
  • Spice Box
  • Stranger Within The Gates
  • The Best Birthday
  • The Chance Of A Lifetime
  • The Christmas Bride
  • The City Of Fire
  • The Enchanted Barn
  • The Forgotten Friend
  • The Girl From Montana
  • The Gold Shoe
  • The Man Of The Desert
  • The Minister's Son
  • The Old Guard
  • The Prodigal Girl
  • The Seventh Hour
  • The Story Of A Whim
  • The Strange God
  • The Substitute Guest
  • Through These Fires
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