Scripture Verse

Send out Thy light and Thy truth. Psalm 43:3


Words: Ber­tha M. Schweiz­er, in The Search Light, ed­it­ed by Au­gus­tus My­ers (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1894), page 3.

Music: Au­gus­tus F. My­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Schweiz­er or My­ers (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Flash out the search light, dark is the way,
Some weary wan­d’rer is go­ing as­tray,
Many temp­ta­tions lurk now at his side,
Many the per­ils that in his path hide.


Flash out the search light, bright­en the way,
Follow the souls that in darken­ed paths stray,
Search in the high­ways, search in the by­ways,
Tell them that Je­sus bids them come home.

Flash out the search light, bright let it shine,
Bearing the mes­sage of mer­cy divine,
Christ the Re­deem­er who seek­eth for thee,
Offers a par­don so full and so free.


Light up the dark­ness, scat­ter the night,
There is a bro­ther who longs for the light,
Now he is fal­ter­ing, do not de­lay,
Flash out the search light and bright­en the way.