Scripture Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven. Matthew 5:16

Introduction

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James Rowe
1865–1933

Words: James Rowe, in Joy­ful Praise, by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Gra­ham, 1902), num­ber 87.

Music: Amel­ia M. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ga­bri­el (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Rowe,

Lyrics

As thro’ life you jour­ney,
Be a cheer­ing light,
Like the sun at morn­ing,
Beautiful and bright;
Shine in gloomy plac­es,
As you pass them by,
Cheer the lives that sor­row,
Gladden those who sigh.

Refrain

Daily, hour­ly, be a cheer­ing light,
Glowing, gleam­ing, beau­ti­ful and bright;
Like a bea­con burn­ing in the night,
Glowing, gleam­ing, beau­ti­ful and bright.

Like a bea­con burn­ing
On a hill at night,
You may shed around you
Happiness and light;
Try to help the wea­ry,
Thro’ the drea­ry days,
Try to guide the way­ward,
From for­bid­den ways.

Refrain

Steadily and bright­ly,
Shining day by day,
You will scatter bless­ings
All along the way;
Less of care and sor­row,
Many hearts will know,
If you gleam and glist­en
Everywhere you go.

Refrain