Brightly beams our Father's mercy
From his lighthouse evermore,
But to us he gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning;
Send a gleam across the wave.
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.
Dark the night of sin has settled;
Loud the angry billows roar.
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore.
Trim your feeble lamp, my brother;
Some poor sailor, tempest-tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost.
I love that hymn. It is beautiful to think that we can help "save" each other with the light that we cast. We need each other! I've been offered hope and kindness from family, friends, even complete strangers in my life, and it really makes you want to be that for some one else.
So I played with some filters and font types and made this reminder to tape on my mirror.
Segue...to a less thoughtful note. Here am I "saving" someone right now! My own dear damsel in distress! :)
I happily used the excuse of cooler weather to buy a souvenir sweatshirt so it worked out.
*Experience the cheering effects of fwuffy wittle puppies trying stairs here.
*A beautiful A Capella arrangement of that favorite hymn here.
And now I'm going to do myself and the people I love a favor and go the heck to sleep for 8 hours! Some people are so composed even sleep-deprived. I just ain't one of em.