The Lights

THE LIGHTS
© 2011 & 2017 by Jeff Platts

Chorus
The night is brighter when the lights go up, The house is lighter when the lights go up,
My heart is happy when the lights go up, The night is brighter when the lights go up,

Verse 1
Red & yellow, green and blue and white, Blinking beacons in the winter night,
The brilliant colored lights are quite the sight, Shining reminders of the saving light,

Verse 2
The lights remind me of Jesus Christ, He turned the darkness into saving light,
He took my sins Himself and paid the price, He conquered death and turned it into life,

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Bright and shining little Christmas tree, your decorations all reminding me,
Of Jesus Christ in all his majesty, The King of Kings who lived and died for me,

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
But the old year is desending, the new year comes around,
The season has an ending, it’s time for the lights to come down,

Chorus Variation
There’s always sadness when the lights come down, The night is darker when the lights come down,
My heart is heavy when the lights come down, There’s always sadness when the lights come down,

Verse 4
Dark and naked little Christmas tree, the decorations taken down from thee,
Your empty branches sagging lifelessly, if not for Jesus I would be like thee,

Repeat Chorus Variation

VERSE 5
Now all the Christmas things are packed away, up in the attic, but Lord Jesus stay,
Your light dwells in me, Lord, so I can say, I celebrate the gift of Christ each day,

Repeat Chorus 2 times and end