Life is like the rolling ocean

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1 Life is like the rolling ocean, deep and wide,
Souls are ever borne upon its restless tide;
If into the harbor you would safely guide,
Let your light shine and show the way.

Refrain:
Shine and show the way,
Shine and show the way,
Get a burning flame from Christ the Light Divine;
Then you’ll brightly shine,
Ever brightly shine,
Be a living light to shine and show the way.

2 There’s enough of sadness, there’s enough of woe,
There’s enough of darkness in the world below;
Be a living lighthouse ev’rywhere you go,
Let your light shine and show the way. [Refrain]

3 Heaven is the harbor we will reach at last,
When the sea of life with all its storms is pass’d,
Would you have another safe his anchor cast?
Let your light shine and show the way. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #0

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Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Life is like the rolling ocean
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Shine and show the way

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #0

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