Bear a blessing

Make every thought bear a blessing

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [Make your life a blessing as you onward go]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Make your life a blessing as you onward go,
Lighten up dark corners, make them brightly glow;
Shed a ray of sunshine bright, lead some soul from shades of night,
Into perfect realms of light below.

Make your life a blessing over life’s rough way,
Make your life a blessing, shed a cheering ray;
Make the Saviour your design,
Let your light forever shine,
And be a blessing ev’ry day.

2 Make your life a blessing, full of joy complete,
Clear away the thorns that pierce another’s feet;
Put to flight their doubt and fear, bid the shadows disappear,
By a happy word of cheer so sweet. [Refrain]

3 Make your life a blessing, sing of hope and love,
Till the ringing echoes reach the dome above;
Be a calm when storms are rife, glorify the walks of life,
And a refuge from the strife e’er prove. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #98

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Make every thought bear a blessing
Title: Bear a blessing
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: Thoughts that bear
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #98

Victory Songs #d124

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