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Our Lord and Savior bids us shine

Our Lord and Savior bids us shine

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Our Lord and Saviour bids us shine]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Our Lord and Saviour bids us shine,
In all we do and say;
Our lamps, well filled with gospel grace,
Must burn both night and day;
Thro’ patient, self-denying love
And steadfast faith divine,
Thro’ strict obedience to his law,
The Saviour bids us shine.

Shine, shine, let our light shine,
Shine, shine, let our light shine,
Oh, let our light before the world
Shine forth with constant flame,
That all may see and glorify
Our heavenly Father’s name.

2 Our hand must clothe the humble poor,
Our store the hungry feed,
Our homes the stranger must receive
And shelter in his need;
Each other burdens we must bear,
Each others faults forgive,
And thus in perfect peace with all,
And perfect union, live. [Refrain]

3 If as the branch within the vine
Our love in Christ abide,
If he is ours and we are his,
Our light we cannot hide;
Dear Saviour, keep thine own from sin
And selfish feeling free;
And grant that others thro’ our light
May find their way to thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #57

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Lord and Savior bids us shine
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Shine, shine, let our light
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