The tabernacle lamps were made
To shine the light as God ordained,
That Christ might thereby be portrayed
As light where darkness once had reigned.
How great the darkness is today
That leads the blind to hopeless graves,
But as for us who know the way,
We shine the Gospel light that saves.
The Lord has called us to be wise
By leading souls to His salvation
With truth that will expose the lies
And rescue them from condemnation.
So teach us, Lord, to do Your will
As messengers whom You have sent
With ministry that we fulfill
By winning sinners who repent.