Keep your lamps burning.@Luke 12:35

Franklin E. Belden, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin E. Belden
(1858-1945)

Let every lamp be burning bright,
The darkest hour is nearing;
The darkest hour of earth’s long night,
Before the Lord’s appearing.

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Then trim your lamps, my brethren dear,
Then trim your lamps with godly fear;
The Master’s coming draweth near,
Let every lamp be burning.

Though thousands calmly slumber on,
The last great message spurning,
We’ll rest our living faith upon
His promise of returning.

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His Word our lamp, His truth our guide,
We cannot be mistaken;
Though dangers rise on every side,
We shall not be forsaken.

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Then let good works with faith appear,
To help the world around us;
Obedience brings the blessing near
When faith has firmly bound us.

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