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]
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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.

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

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


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