Scripture Verse

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


Joseph P. Webster (1819–1875)

Words: Em­ma F. Bar­rows, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs for Jun­ior So­cie­ties, Jun­ior and Pri­ma­ry Sun­day Schools, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pil­grim Press, 1899), pag­es 153–54.

Music: Sweet By and By Jo­seph P. Web­ster (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


There are lands far away o’er the sea,
Where in dark­ness are souls seek­ing light,
And the call comes to you and to me,
Who have learned of the way pure and right.


Send the light all the way,
That the mar­ve­lous glo­ry di­vine
Turn the dark­ness to day,
Till the whole world for Je­sus shall shine.

In the dark­ness of er­ror they grope,
And the Sav­ior in whom we abide
Cannot cheer with one bright ray of hope,
Till we teach them to walk by His side.


Bearing light is a part we may do,
Holding high that its beams reach afar,
So the light of the truth shine anew,
Beaming forth from the bright Morn­ing Star.


Those who lead souls by light all di­vine,
Those who tell of God’s won­der­ful love,
As the stars ev­er­more they shall shine,
In the bright­ness of glo­ry above.