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
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Benjamin F. Sims
(1868–1943)

Benjamin F. Sims, in Gospel Songs No. 2, edited by Austin Taylor & George H. P. Showalter (Austin, Texas: Firm Foundation Publishing, 1919) (🔊 pdf nwc).

O, ye Christian soldiers, as you march along,
Be a light for Jesus every day;
Keep His banner hoisted all the whole day long
Be a light for Jesus every day.

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Be a light, be a light,
Be a light for Jesus every day;
Be a light, be a light,
Be a light for Jesus every day.

Keep your lamps trimmed, burning so that all may see,
Be a light for Jesus every day;
Let the world see Jesus and from sin be free,
Be a light for Jesus every day.

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Thousands grope in darkness that can never see,
Be a light for Jesus every day;
Until we point them up to Mount Calvary,
Be a light for Jesus every day.

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Keep the light bright, shining all the world around,
Be a light for Jesus every day;
’Till, released from darkness, all the Lord have found,
Be a light for Jesus every day.

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