Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam M. Bell, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


See now the waves that bathe the shores,
Reflecting light the sun outpours;
So in all lands beneath the sun,
The reign of day is now begun.


Send the light, Oh, send it on!
Till all lands take up the song;
See the suffering where they fall;
Hear, oh, hear, their pleading call.

The lands long dark by Satan’s night
Sadly await the coming light;
There millions sink in deadly dread,
No pillow sure for dying head.


Too long the light have we withheld,
Whose rays their night would have dispelled;
Speed on the day, the glo­ri­ous day,
Thro’ Christ, the Light, the Truth, the Way.