LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN

Hello Friends and Family,

Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men,

that they may see your good works,

and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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As I Go On My Way

My life shall touch a dozen lives before this day is done–

Leave countless marks for good or ill ere sets this evening sun.

Shall fair or foul its imprint prove, on those my life shall hail?

Shall [blessing] my impress be, or shall a blight prevail?

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When to the last great reckoning the lives I meet must go.

Shall the wee, fleeting touch of mine have added joy or woe?

Shall He who looks their records o’er–of name and time and place–

Say “Here a blessed influence came” or “here is evil’s trace”?

 

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From out each point of contact  of my life with other lives

Flows ever that which helps the one who for the summit strives.

The troubled souls encountered, does it sweeten with its touch,

Or does it more embitter those embittered overmuch?

 

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Does love in every handclasp flow in sympathy’s caress?

Do those that I have greeted know a newborn hopefulness?

Are tolerance and charity the keynote of my song

As I go plodding onward with earth’s eager, anxious throng?

 

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My life shall touch a million lives in some way ere I go

From this dear world of struggle to the land I do not know.

So this the wish I always wish, the prayer I ever pray:

Let my life help the other lives it touches by the way

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Strickland Gillilan

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Thank you for stopping by.

Please pray for America the Beautiful!

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