O send out Thy light and Thy truth.@Psalm 43:3
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John H. Alleman (1859-1938)

J. M. Paulding, 1893.

Antananarivo John H. Alleman (🔊 pdf nwc).

Turn on the search-light, oh, let its bright ray
Come flashing and gleaming across the dark wave;
Turn on the search-light, and let it betray
The darkness of sin and God’s power to save.

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Turn on the search-light, oh, may it disclose
Some life being lost on the billows of sin;
Yes, turn on the search-light, oh, who is it knows,
Some heart may be open His light to let in.

Turn on the search-light, flash deep in the soul,
That carelessly drifts t’ward the dangerous bar;
Turn on the search-light where darkly doth roll
The breakers whose dashing we hear from afar.

Refrain

Turn on the search-light, oh, let its bright eye
Pierce e’en to the depths of thy innermost soul;
Turn on the search-light, oh, heed you the cry,
Ere some one is lost on that dangerous shoal.

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