Scripture Verse

Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

Introduction

Words: Frank­lin A. Har­din, Ho­ney Out of the Rock (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1892), num­ber 63.

Music: Tre­vi­so C. A. Shaw, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Shaw’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Har­din (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O blessèd lights along the shore,
O blessèd coming aid,
I hear above the tempest’s roar,
Thy voice, Be not dismayed.

Refrain

O beauteous lights along the shore,
Or stars or beacons fair,
We bless your beams, and yield no more
To billows of despair.

Soon trials will no more distress,
Our suffering will be passed;
God will His faithful children bless,
And shelter from the blast.

Refrain

O glorious lights that flash afar,
Sweet messages of love,
That sound above earth’s din and jar,
There’s rest and peace above.

Refrain

Though storms be long and streams be deep,
Faith, hope, ne’er, ne’er give o’er;
Almighty power will ever keep
Lights on the heavenly shore.

Refrain