Friday, October 18, 2019

Hymn of the Week: A Lighthouse of Mercy

This week's new hymn is a prayer that we--as individuals, families, churches, and the global Body of Christ--will be active and effective in shining the light of the Gospel. It's written to a slightly modified version of the tune to the early 20th-century hymn "Nothing Between."

A Lighthouse of Mercy

I want to be a witness for Jesus,
Shining his light by word and by deed;
Lord, let your Kingdom come as in heaven;
Here is your servant: O Lord, send me!

     Lord, make my life a lighthouse of mercy;
     Let your light shine in all that I do:
     May the lost see the joy of your Gospel,
     Leading them homeward, leading to you.

Lord, may the grace of your love be with us,
Filling the moments of daily life,
So that with friends, with family and neighbors,
We may reflect your radiant light.

     Lord, make our home a lighthouse of mercy;
     Let your light shine in all that we do:
     May the lost see the joy of your Gospel,
     Leading them homeward, leading to you.

Let your great love fill this congregation;
Lord, bless this church with fruits of your grace:
Pour out the pow'r of your Holy Spirit,
That we may follow all of your ways.

     Lord, make our church a lighthouse of mercy;
     Let your light shine in all that we do:
     May the lost see the joy of your Gospel,
     Leading them homeward, leading to you.

In all the nations, Lord, may your people
Live as ambassadors of your reign:
Shining your light, declaring your praises;
'Til every knee will bow at your name!

     Lord, make your saints a lighthouse of mercy;
     Let your light shine in all that we do:
     May the lost see the joy of your Gospel,
     Leading them homeward, leading to you.

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