Scripture Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which 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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Rowe, would you ?

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