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
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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

William M. Runyan, 1919.

Daniel B. Towner (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hymnals show the composer as Robert Beverly, Towner’s pseudonym.

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William M. Runyan (1870-1957)

If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile,
We will help to shorten each long mile;
If we speak the words of love and cheer
Happy days will make a happy year.

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If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile,
We will help to shorten the long, long mile;
It will help to make our lives divine,
If, with Jesus’ love we shine, shine, shine.

If we do kind deeds in a kindly way,
Friends will gladly greet us day by day,
And our presence, then, will welcome be,
All because our happiness they see.

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So we’ll sweetly smile and we’ll brightly shine,
And the cross of Jesus be our sign;
For we want this world to better be
By our loving service, glad and free.

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