Scripture Verse

Ye shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:15

Introduction

Words: Charles S. Brown, in The King’s Prais­es (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1899), num­ber 14.

Music: Ven­e­to Charles S. Brown, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Into the world with a mission,
Kept by His bountiful care,
God the kind Father has sent us,
Tidings of Jesus to bear.

Refrain

Help us to know Thee, dear Savior,
Simple and pure as Thou art;
Then in the spirit of meekness
May we Thy love-light impart.

Happy of heart is the Christian,
Cheered by a presence divine;
Jesus beside him is walking,
Giving him power to shine.

Refrain

Gloomy and dark are the shadows,
Where sin and sorrow abound;
Jesus would have His disciples
Spreading His sunshine around.

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This, then, shall be our endeavor,
Loyal disciples to be;
Lighting the darkness for Jesus,
Shining, dear Savior, for Thee.

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