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Make Me a Blessing

Author: Ira B. Wilson

Ira Bishop Wilson, 1880-1950 Born: Sep­tem­ber 6, 1880, Bed­ford, Io­wa. Died: Ap­ril 3, 1950, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mor­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Fred B. Hol­ton. Wilson’s sis­ter taught him to play the vi­o­lin and or­gan while still at home. Around 1902, Ira be­gan stu­dies at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. In 1905, he went to work for the Lorenz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio. His com­po­si­tions ap­peared in The Choir Lead­er and The Choir Her­ald; he al­so served as ed­it­or in chief of The Vol­un­teer Choir. His works in­clude: The King’s Mes­sage, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (N… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out in the highways and byways of life
Title: Make Me a Blessing
Author: Ira B. Wilson (1909)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Make me a blessing, Make me a blessing
Publication Date: 1928
Copyright: © 1924, Ren. 1952 Alfred B. Smith


Dedicated to the Moody Memorial Church Choir.



Dedicated to the Moody Memorial Church Choir.

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #569

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #380

Hymns of Faith #477

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #158


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #389

Rejoice Hymns #437

Sing Joyfully #525

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #334

The Celebration Hymnal #670

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #452

The New National Baptist Hymnal #350

The Worshiping Church #656

Include 59 pre-1979 instances
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