#335 Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy (Men’s Choir)

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1. Brightly 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.

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.

Text and music: Philip Paul Bliss, 1838-1876

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: Philip Paul Bliss

Music By: Philip Paul Bliss

Philip Paul Bliss (9 July 1838 – 29 December 1876) was an American composer, conductor, bass-baritone[1] writer of hymns and a Gospel singer. He wrote many well-known hymns, including Almost PersuadedHallelujah, 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.