Scripture Verse

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


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 ?


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


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.


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


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