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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J. Lincoln Hall (1866-1930)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in Songs of Christian Service, edited by William J. Kirkpatrick & Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack, 1903), number 30.

J. Lincoln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

The Lord hath made this world of ours
Most beautiful and bright:
The golden sun to rule by day,
The moon and stars by night;
But souls are wand’ring far from Him,
In darkened paths astray;
So make me, Savior, more and more,
A light along the way.

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A light along the way,
Make me, dear Lord, I pray;
Love’s happy rays
Show forth Thy praise,
A light along the way.
A light along the way,
Make me, dear Lord, I pray;
Love’s happy rays
Show forth Thy praise,
A light along the way.

So many need a helping hand,
A kindly word of cheer,
To tell them of the mighty Friend
Whose grace is always near.
O make me prompt to hear Thy voice,
And ready to obey,
That I may be, to saddened hearts,
A light along the way.

Refrain

Some lives shine out like beacons grand,
Some seem but candles small,
But if we truly shine for Him,
The Lord hath need of all.
O may His Spirit fill my soul
And lead me, day by day,
That, tho’ unworthy, I shall be
A light along the way.

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