Whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, truly I tell you, he will never lose his reward.@Matthew 10:42
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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)

Johnson Oatman, Jr., in Fairer Than Day (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1902), number 16.

Anthony J. Showalter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)

Would you be a sunbeam filled with Heaven’s light,
Shedding forth its beauty over scenes of night?
In this world of sorrow, sickness, sin and woe,
Try to be a blessing everywhere you go.

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Be a blessing on life’s weary mile,
Be a blessing with a word or smile;
Be a blessing, everywhere the same;
Try to be a blessing in the Master’s name.

Where the tears are falling and the hearts are sad,
Take some Gospel message that will make them glad;
Strive to give them comfort by some loving deed,
Try to be a blessing in the time of need.

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Just a cup of water for the Master’s sake
May sweet chords of music in some bosom wake;
Seek to help some pilgrim t’ward the golden land,
Try to be a blessing, both with voice and hand.

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If you follow Jesus all along life’s way,
You will help to brighten every hour and day:
Would you shine in glory brighter than the sun?
Try to be a blessing till your work is done.

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