A beacon in the blackest night
flashing signals of bright light,
warning men of hidden dangers –
be they friends, or foes, or strangers.
Ships tossed about on stormy oceans
or sent adrift by tidal motions
depend upon the warning beams
which flow from lighthouses in streams.
Likewise we should Christ declare
to the dying world out there;
to warn the children of the night
and guide the lost toward God’s Light.