Song story of “Let the Lower Lights be Burning.”

I came across this song this morning while taking requests from the group at the nursing home I visit each Thursday morning.  I was just paging through my personal copy of “Great Hymns of the Faith” and came upon it.  The older generation grew up on these inspiring, convicting songs.  It made me wonder about the background of why it was written.  Here it si:

The second verse is what struck me as I was singing it.  The night of sin’s darkness requires us to make sure our lights are burning.  The darkness of sin is so dense and so few even seem to know they are in darkness!  Let those words settle into our souls.



  1. Yes, that’s the story I remember.

    • It is so convicting, isn’t it. I’ll be using it with my weekly devotional probably next week.

  2. Reblogged this on Praying for the millennials.

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