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Living for Others

Blessed are we that our lives may be given

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Blessed are we that our lives may be given]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Blessed are we that our lives may be given
In service for others from day unto day;
Striving to rescue the lost and the driven,
As lights brightly shining on life’s stormy way.

Living for others for love of the Master,
Seeking the needy wherever they be;
Spreading the sunshine of love everlasting,
Souls from the bondage of darkness to free.

2 Blessed to go with His message appealing,
To proffer the gift of His promises true;
Bearing His life and His light all revealing,
Each talent employing His work to pursue. [Refrain]

3 Blessed are we that we may live His story,
That all we may do by the pow’r of His love;
Unto His wonderful name be the glory!
We pray for His grace ever faithful to prove. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #70

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed are we that our lives may be given
Title: Living for Others
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: Living for others for love