Keep on Shining

When the winds of persecution blow

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [When the winds of persecution blow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the winds of persecution blow,
When the streams of hatred tow’rd you flow,
When your foes in number seem to grow,
Just keep on shining.

There’s no time for folding the hands and repining,
Lift your eyes and trust in the Lord and keep shining;
Clouds will pass away, bringing the golden day;
Strengthen your heart in God and just keep shining.

2 When the tongues of malice scourge your name,
When on you is laid the cross of shame,
Press your way tow’rd heaven still the same:
Just keep on shining. [Refrain]

3 In the hour when friends misunderstand,
When you feel the tempter’s heavy hand,
When the darkness seems o’er all the land,
Just keep on shining. [Refrain]

4 Never mind what threatens night or day,
Never mind the hardness of the way,
Never mind what folks about you say,
Just keep on shining. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #127

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the winds of persecution blow
Title: Keep on Shining
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Refrain First Line: There's no time for folding the hands
Copyright: Public Domain


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