I would be a light for Jesus, shining

I would be a light for Jesus, shining

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Tune: [I would be a light for Jesus]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I would be a light for Jesus,
Shining, shining night and day;
Never dim, but ever glowing,
With a clear and fadeless ray;
In this world by sin beclouded,
Which the Man of sorrows trod;
I would be a light for Jesus,
Leading to the Lamb of God.

Refrain:
Shining, shining,
Ever shining night and day;
I would be a light for Jesus,
Shining night and day.

2 I would be a light for Jesus,
Shining brighter every day;
Turning back the weary shadows,
Driving every care away;
I would shine beside the fallen,
Showing grace for sin and loss;
I would be a light for Jesus,
Beaming ‘neath His blessed cross. [Refrain]

3 I can be a light for Jesus,
Where today He places me;
Tho’ I may not send the glimmer
O’er the distant land and sea;
Still, whatever be my mission,
I can shine for Him alway;
I will be a light for Jesus,
Shining, shining night and day. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #150

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I would be a light for Jesus, shining
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Shining, shining, ever shining
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #150

Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d104

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Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #119

Sunny-side Songs for Sunday Schools #d68

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The Excelsior Hymnal #113

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