Scripture Verse

They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3

Introduction

Words: J. Ma­di­son Wright, in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1923), num­ber 3.

Music: Tho­mas B. Mos­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Thomas B. Mosley
1872–1927

Lyrics

They that be wise shall shine as the skies
In the firmament’s radiant light,
And they that turn many to righteousness,
Shall shine as the stars, forever bright.

Refrain

The wise shall shine,
As the firmament’s glittering light,
And they that turn many to righteousness,
As the stars, forever bright.

They that be wise shall live for the skies,
Tho’ rugged the pathway of right;
The pure and true angels of faith, hope and love,
To shine as the stars, forever bright.

Refrain

They that be wise shall point to the skies
All the wayward in sin’s deepest blight,
That they, too, believing, do God’s righteousness,
May shine as the stars, forever bright.

Refrain