His Lamps

God's lamps we are,
To shine where He shall say:
And lamps are not for sunny rooms,
Nor for 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,
Where wandering sheep have gone astray,
Or where the Lamp of Faith grows dim,
And souls are groping after Him.

And as 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 the flame,
That men may glorify His Name.

Annie Johnson Flint
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Matthew 5:14 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.

 

 

 

 

 

graphics and background by mary vannattan
Photo by David Casper.
Used by permission.