"A Vessel of Light" bids us keep our lamps full as the five wise virgins did in Jesus' parable of the Ten Virgins.
When my lamp burns low;
And faith is dim;
When the once steady glow
I know I must attend
My failing store;
To trim my lamp and fill its lack
I come before the Lord.
Fill my lamp I pray with thy precious oil;
hen shadows dismay, Lord, light up my soul;
Through the night may I abide
A vessel of thy light.
Fill my lamp each day, and with delight
I will walk in Thy path with Thy perfect light.
Oh Lord, fill my lamp today. I pray.
Now my lamp is full;
Its flame is pure;
Not a flicker of doubt can endure.
Yet as I hurry through this dark’ning world,
How quickly burns my reservoir!
And I return to the Lord.
Where the olives grow,
With the weight of our sins
A heavy stone,
Crushed and broken, Jesus tread
That awful press alone,
That my vessel might be full and whole,
Ever brimming with oil.