Live for others while on earth you live

Live for others while on earth you live

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [Live for others while on earth you live]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Live for others while on earth you live,
Give for others what you have to give;
Flowers do not hoard their sweet perfume,
Nor withhold the glory of their bloom.

Refrain:
Live for others while here you dwell,
Live for others, the good news tell!
If your life is wasted great will be your shame,
Live for others in Jesus’ name.

2 Sunshine helps to melt the winter’s snow,
Timely rains compel the grain to grow;
So a smile can banish grief and care,
And a kindly word encourage prayer. [Refrain]

3 That the world form bondage may be free,
Jesus bled and died on Calvary;
Then we cannot live for self alone,
Jesus claims our service as His own. [Refrain]

4 Look today for lost ones you may win,
Seek to turn them from the paths of sin;
Not a day need pass but some can say,
“I have found the Life, the Truth, the Way.” [Refrain]

Source: Evangelistic Songs #62

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: Live for others while on earth you live
Author: William M. Runyan
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