Let Every Lamp Be Burning Bright Story.
Let Every Lamp Be Burning is yet another hymn from one of the most prolific American hymn writers. It was written in 1886.
He started out as a Seventh-day Adventist Church but left this church in 1907. He later wrote songs for the famous evangelist Billy Sunday.
This hymn is based on Luke 12:35 keep your lamps burning. It encourages us to keep praying for the power of the Holy Spirit as the coming of our Lord and Savior is at hand.
Franklin E Belden wrote hundreds of hymn over his lifetime, they include among others, We Will Build On The Rock, Judgment Has Set, Look For The Waymarks, etc.
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Let Every Lamp Be Burning Lyrics
1. Let every lamp be burning bright,
The darkest hour is nearing;
The darkest hour of earth’s long night,
Before the Lord’s appearing.
Then trim your lamps, my brethren dear,
Then trim your lamps with godly fear;
The Master’s coming draweth near,
Let every lamp be burning.
2. Though thousands calmly slumber on,
The last great message spurning,
We’ll rest our living faith upon
His promise of returning. [Refrain]
3. His Word our lamp, His truth our guide,
We cannot be mistaken;
Though dangers rise on every side,
We shall not be forsaken. [Refrain]
4. Then let good works with faith appear,
To help the world around us;
Obedience brings the blessing near
When faith has firmly bound us. [Refrain]
For more lyrics and stories of famous hymns click here.
Let Every Lamp Be Burning YouTube Video
Below is a video featuring this hymn.
Since you like FE Belden's songs I would like to recommend the following posts featuring his songs:
We'll Build On The Rock, The Living Rock - FE Belden
Look For The Waymarks Hymn Story and Lyrics - Franklin E Belden
The Judgment Has Set - Franklin E Belden 1886