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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Make Me a Blessing Today

I would be a blessing to the world, dear Lord

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [I would be a blessing to the world, dear Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I would be a blessing to the world, dear Lord;
I would magnify Thy holy name;
I would be a witness heralding Thy word,
And Thy saving grace proclaim.

Make me a blessing, Lord, today;
Use me, my blessed Lord divine,
Where’er I go in this wide world below,
Let me ever for Thee shine.

2 I would be a blessing to some soul each day;
I would seek some wanderer in sin,
Go into the highway where they are astray,
And to Thee some lost ones win. [Refrain]

3 I would be a blessing aided by Thy grace,
And there’ll be no more fruitless tree;
Lord, among Thy servants I will take my place,
And go forth and serve for Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #75

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I would be a blessing to the world, dear Lord
Title: Make Me a Blessing Today
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Make me a blessing, Lord, today



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The Christian Church Hymnal #278

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Worship and Service #75

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