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If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile

If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile,
We will help to shorten each long mile;
If we speak the words of love and cheer
Happy days will make a happy year.

If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile,
We will help to shorten the long, long mile;
It will help to make our lives divine,
If, with Jesus’ love we shine, shine, shine.

2. If we do kind deeds in a kindly way,
Friends will gladly greet us day by day,
And our presence, then, will welcome be,
All because our happiness they see. [Refrain]

3. So we’ll sweetly smile and we’ll brightly shine,
And the cross of Jesus be our sign;
For we want this world to better be
By our loving service, glad and free. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3154

Author: William M. Runyan

William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From… Go to person page >

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First Line: If we brightly shine, if we sweetly smile
Author: William M. Runyan



The Cyber Hymnal #3154
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