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

Words: Ro­bert O. Smith, in The Re­vi­val No. 4 (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia: Char­lie Till­man, 1903), num­ber 1, alt.

Music: Charles D. Till­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Smith (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Charles D. Tillman
1861–1943

Lyrics

Will you be a light in this world for Je­sus?
Shedding forth your rays in this vale of woe;
Blessing ma­ny lives who are in the sha­dows,
Wafting back the gloom where’er you go.

Refrain

Would you shine for Je­sus ev­ery­where?
Scatter smiles and sun­shine here and there?
Everywhere you go in this world of woe,
Take the sun­shine of His love.

Will you be a light in this world for Je­sus?
He will help you shine as a glow­ing flame;
You will have the smile of His joy and bless­ing,
As you bright­ly beam in His pre­cious name.

Refrain

Will you be a light in this world for Je­sus?
Shining forth His glo­ry and love each day;
Yielding up your life in His bless­èd ser­vice,
Giving up your will to His lov­ing sway.

Refrain