Thou shalt be a blessing.@Genesis 12:2
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Notes of Gladness, edited by W. Howard Doane (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church, 1899), number 92.

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

Oh, softly the Spirit is whispering to me,
With tender compassion, with pitying plea;
I hear His beseeching, and earnestly pray
That Jesus will make me a blessing today.

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Lord, make me a blessing today,
A blessing to some one, I pray;
In all that I do, in all that I say,
O make me a blessing today.

Some heart may be longing, for only a word,
Whose love by the Spirit is quickened and stirred;
Now grant, blessèd Savior, this service to me,
Of speaking a comforting message for Thee.

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Some soul may be plunged in the darkest despair,
Where shadows would melt in the sunlight of prayer;
O give me, dear Savior, I humbly implore,
The sweet consolation that soul to restore.

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Come, all ye that labor, ye weary and worn,
Come ye who in sorrow or sinfulness mourn;
With me this petition to Jesus convey:
O make me a blessing, dear Savior, today.

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