There's a place for me

It may not be for me to know

Author: George W. Lyon
Tune: [It may not be for me to know]
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1. It may not be for me to know
Just where I can labor the best,
But in my humble way I’ll try
To lift up the weak and oppressed.

Yes, there’s a place for me, for me I know,
Where I can help, can help by deed or word,
Bringing the weak, the lost and perishing,
Into the kingdom of my blessèd Lord.

2. Perhaps the words that I may speak
Will comfort some sorrowing heart,
And let the blessèd sunshine in
Where once it was lonely and dark. [Refrain]

3. Today, perchance, a precious soul
Is out on the highway of sin,
That I may clasp with friendly hand
And bring to the bright fold again. Refrain]

4. Yes, yes, somewhere in this wide world
A mission I have to fulfill;
Then let me labor where God calls,
And faithfully do His great will. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6595

Author: George W. Lyon

In 1864, Oliver Ditson sent Lyon, with Patrick Healy, to Chicago, Illinois, to establish a branch of Ditson’s company. Lyon and Healy became one of the leading music dealers in America, specializing in the production of instruments of many kinds, including harps, violins, pianos, and organs. Sources: Pratt, pp. 24-25  Go to person page >

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First Line: It may not be for me to know
Title: There's a place for me
Author: George W. Lyon


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