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You Can Be a Healer

Our occasional series on how people have nurtured their public practice of Christian Science healing.

Lights leading to the practice

From the July 25, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


The following hymn, written in 1871 by Philip Bliss, was inspired by a sermon he heard: 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.