Your Light Is Needed

Do you often grow discouraged with the little you can do?

Alterer: Ina Dudley Ogdon
Tune: [Do you often grow discouraged with the little you can do]
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1 Do you often grow discouraged with the little you can do?
Does the world with all its burdens have no seeming need of you?
Do not feel yourself forgotten in the wondrous plan divine,
Your light is needed—let it shine.

Refrain:
Your light is needed, let it shine.
Your light is needed, let it shine.
Your light is needed, let it shine;
Thro’ the dark and stormy night,
Keep its rays serenely bright,
Your light is needed—let it shine.

2 In the barren, thorny places plant a flower, sing a song,
You may guide the lost and weary to the Arm secure and strong;
Often-times a single jewel has disclosed the hidden mine,—
Your light is needed—let it shine. [Refrain]

3 Many hearts are sad and lonely, many need a helping hand;
By a word, a deed of kindness you may help some one to stand;
For a nobler, greater mission never murmur or repine,—
Your light is needed—let it shine. [Refrain]

Alterer: Ina Dudley 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: Do you often grow discouraged with the little you can do?
Title: Your Light Is Needed
Alterer: Ina Dudley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: Your light is needed, let it shine
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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