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: Har­ri­et H. Pier­son, in In­ter­na­tion­al Praise, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ed­win O. Exc­ell, 1902), num­ber 148.

Music: Kin­sha­sa John S. Fea­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pier­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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John S. Fearis
1867–1932

Lyrics

Just as the stars are shining,
Making the darkness bright,
So we are shining, shining,
Shedding our golden light.

Refrain

Shining, shining, shining,
Just like the stars above,
Making the world around us
Happy with light and love.

And as the stars are smiling,
Down on the earth below,
We may reflect the sunlight
Shining where’er we go.

Refrain

Each in his little corner,
Whether at work or play,
We would be always shining,
Turning the night to day.

Refrain

How could they do without us?
Dark would the world be then;
We are the Savior’s jewels,
Cheering the hearts of men.

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