While Charles H. Gabriel was a choir singer in a church in San Francisco he penned today’s hymn. The value of lighthouses along the rugged California shore probably lies in the background. How tragic when a lighthouse designed to provide a clear consistent signal failed to shine. The song builds from a general call to one WE own, to accompanying that call with prayer and lastly continuing to labour in extending the impact of the gospel of Jesus Christ. May today be a day of “letting the light shine!”
There is an interesting selection of Biblical verses woven into this hymn. Do you know your Bible well enough to identify them?
There’s a call comes ringing over the restless wave,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
There are souls to rescue there are souls to save,
Send the light! Send the light!
Send the light, the blessed Gospel light;
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