Scripture Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. Matthew 5:16

Introduction

Words: Ma­ry Bern­stech­er, 1916.

Music: Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bern­stech­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Daniel B. Towner
(1850–1919)

Lyrics

Send out a light as you go your way,
A beacon of hope when shadows are gray;
Send out a light that for Jesus will shine,
Proving to others God’s mercy divine.

Refrain

Send out a light, a radiant light,
That will pierce thro’ the gloom
Of someone’s dark night,
Send out a light, a bright beaming light,
Send out a light for Jesus.

Send out a light when your burdens press,
And show to the world that Jesus will bless;
Thro’ darkest sorrows and bitterest pain,
Send out a light—it will not shine in vain.

Refrain

Send out a light unto those who stray,
All heedless along destruction’s highway;
Point them to pathways of purer delight,
And let your life daily send out a light.

Refrain