Be a beacon of righteousness

As a lighthouse on the shore

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [As a lighthouse on the shore]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 As a lighthouse on the shore,
When the stormy billows roar,
Sends its blessed light across the surging wave;
So a Christian’s joy should be
Standing by life’s boisterous sea,
To let his light shine out some soul to save.

Refrain:
Then shine, shine, shine
Over all the way today,
Be a Beacon of Righteousness,
And send abroad your blessed ray;
Then shine, shine, shine,
O do not your light confine,
Be a Beacon of Righteousness,
And shine, shine, shine.

2 Of the world ye are the light,
Ever shining clear and bright,
That a doubting soul my know which way to go;
And no matter what may come,
Be a light to guide those home,
Who struggle on in sorrow or in woe. [Refrain]

3 For the Lord a light to be,
That a weary one may see
Who travels on the upward path alone,
Is a richer diadem,
Than a crown of priceless gem
That decks a monarch on his royal throne. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #19

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: As a lighthouse on the shore
Title: Be a beacon of righteousness
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Then shine, shine, shine

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