Scripture Verse

Ye are the light of the world. Matthew 5:14

Introduction

Words: Pearl Hat­chett, in The Song Feast No. 1, ed­it­ed by Frank­lin L. Ei­land & Em­mett Dean (Wa­co, Tex­as: Trio Mu­sic, 1899).

Music: Al­ki Beach Em­mett S. Dean (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

O, Christian, do not hide your light!
For ye are the light of the world,
But keep it trimmed and burning bright,
For ye are the light of the world.

Refrain

For ye are the light of the world,
For ye are the light of the world;
Then keep your lamps all burning bright,
For ye are the light of the world.

Go show to all the path of right!
For ye are the light of the world,
Go bring the straying back to light,
For ye are the light of the world.

Refrain

O do not let your light burn low,
For ye are the light of the world,
But keep it bright and onward go,
For ye are the light of the world.

Refrain