Shining for Thee

There's a light at the portal of mercy tonight

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [There's a light at the portal of mercy tonight]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a light at the portal of mercy tonight,
That shines, weary trav’ler, for thee;
And, if thou wilt turn and behold it tonight,
The way to the cross thou wilt see.

Turn to the light that shineth so bright,
Turn, weary trav’er, and see;
The lamp thy Redeemer has placed at the gate
Is shining, still shining for thee.

2 There is light in the ark of salvation tonight,
And room in its shelter for thee;
Make haste and be there, weary trav’ler, tonight,
Where safe from the storm thou wilt be. [Refrain]

3 There is light in the house of thy Father tonight:
Then why at a distance art thou,
When love and parental affection tonight
Are awaiting to welcome thee now? [Refrain]

4 There is light at the cross of thy Saviour tonight,
A light streaming down from the skies;
Oh, haste, lest the darkness of death comes tonight,
Its glory to hide from thine eyes. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #75

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: There's a light at the portal of mercy tonight
Title: Shining for Thee
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Turn to the light that shineth so bright
Copyright: Public Domain


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On Joyful Wing #75

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Temple Trio #75

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