Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.@Matthew 5:16

Katharine O. Barker, in Hymns of Faith and Praise, by Daniel B. Towner (Chicago, Illinois: Lorenz Publishing Company, 1901), number 120.

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

I am only a toiler of humble estate,
And often at fault may be;
But Thou, in Thy mercy so loving and great,
Canst let Thy light shine thro’ me.

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Let Thy light shine thro’ me,
Let Thy light shine thro’ me;
O strengthen my faith, new courage inspire,
And let Thy light shine thro’ me.

I am only a keeper of somebody’s door,
And ever on watch must be;
To men, who in passing shall enter no more,
O let Thy light shine thro’ me.

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I am only a wanderer over life’s way,
Where many a wreck I see;
Grant, Lord, that my hand may help someone some day,
O let Thy light shine thro’ me.

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I am only a sufferer, learning to wait
Till I shall from earth be free—
O grant me an entrance at Heaven’s fair gate,
Lord, let Thy light shine thro’ me.

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