When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:36 pm

Does anybody know this hymn ? I think it starts when lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea....I recall singing those words at school assembly back in the early seventies. Thanks.
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by steveliu » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:06 am

Hi Guest,

Found them! Lyrics are by M. M. Penstone (1859-1910)

When Lamps Are Lighted In the Town

1.
When lamps are lighted in the town,
The boats sail out to sea;
The fishers watch when night comes down,
They work for you and me.

2.
When little children go to rest,
Before they sleep, they pray
That God will bless the fishermen
And bring them back at day.

3.
The boats come in at early dawn,
When children wake in bed;
Upon the beach the boats are drawn,
And all the nets are spread.

4.
God hath watched o'er the fishermen
Far on the deep dark sea,
And brought them safely home again,
Where they are glad to be.

Hope it helps. God bless!
Steve
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:34 pm

Wow, thanks so very, very much ! This hymn brings back so many memories ! I am so gratful !
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:05 pm

Thank you for this post have been looking for this song for ages as it brings back memories of infant school Ruth
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:48 pm

Hi!
Don't suppose anyone knows where I can get a copy of the musical score for this hymn?
It was my favourite when I was in Primary School and I'd like to teach it to my kids now.
Thanks.
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Fri May 22, 2009 2:34 pm

I've been searching for this hymn for ages. We used to sing it at primary school in London and it always gave me a sense of longing for the summer holidays and going down to stay with my great gran by the sea in Devon.
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:10 am

DID ANY OF THE PEOPLE POSTING ABOUT THIS SONG ATTEND ST SAVIOR'S SCHOOL OR CORONA SCHOOL?
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:25 am

I mean, ST SAVIOUR'S SCHOOL. I spelled it the American way in my previous post, which of course wasn't the way it was spelled because it was an English run school in early post colonial Africa which was when I attended it. This was early 1960s; I had school mates from various parts of the world. Those were heady times; great and fun. The turmoil came later, mid to late 1960s as the world experienced great upheavals.
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:57 pm

I too have been trying to remember the words to this hymn - I'm so happy now.
Thank you so much.
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When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

Post by Guest » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:41 pm

The tune, that we sang this hymn to (Broadstone Primary School, Dorset) was
CAPEL. You can hear a version at


http://www.familyfriendlychurches.org.uk/NewSite/dnhltunes.php


David Whitehead
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