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


Words: Han­nah Thur­ston, in His Wor­thy Praise, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 89.

Music: Eu­ra L. Tuss­ing (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


If I would reach that land of light,
That knows no gloom, no dark­some night,
My soul must here with ra­di­ance glow,
God’s truth dis­play, His glo­ry show.


Lord, here in us Thy Heav’n pre­pare,
That we may find it hea­ven there;
With light and beau­ty, heav’n­ly love,
Attune our souls for Heav’n above.

If I would reach that land so fair,
Whose beau­ty shines be­yond com­pare,
My life must here with beau­ty shine,
With pu­ri­ty and grace di­vine.


If I would reach that land of love,
Whose joy and peace await above,
I here must share the suf­fer­er’s smart,
I here must win the ten­der heart.