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]
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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.

Refrain
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

Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes. Bert Polman Go to person page >

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

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