God's lamps we are,
To shine where He shall say:
And lamps are not for sunny rooms,
the light of day;
But for the dark places of the earth,
Where shame and
wrong and crime have birth,
Or for the murky twilight grey,
sheep have gone astray,
Or where the Lamp of Faith grows dim,
are groping after Him.
sometimes a flame we find,
Clear-shining through the night,
So dark we
do not see the lamp
But only see the Light,
So may we shine, God's love
That men may glorify His Name.
Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid...
16 Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
and background by mary vannattan
by David Casper.
Used by permission.