Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A blessing

I have quite a few favorite hymns but Make Me a Blessing is very near the top.  The words were written by Ira Wilson and the music by George Schuler in 1924 when they were roommates at Moody Bible Institute.

Rejected by music publishers at first.  George Dibble, the music director at the International Sunday School convention in Cleveland, Ohio got hold of the song and asked permission to sing it.  People loved it and before long everyone was singing it.

Make Me a Blessing

Out in the highways and byways of life,
Many are weary and sad.
Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife,
Making the sorrowing glad.

Chorus:
Make me a blessing, make me a blessing,
Out of my life may Jesus shine.
Make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray,
Make me a blessing to someone to day.

2.  Tell the sweet story of Christ and His love,
Tell of His pow'r to forgive,
Others will trust Him if only you prove
True, every moment you live.

3.  Give as 'twas given to you in your need,
Love as the Master loved you;
Be to the helpless a helper indeed,
Unto your mission be true.

..........And ye shall be a blessing;
Fear not, but let your hands be strong.
Zechariah 8:13


Blessings to you today and may you be a blessing to someone today.
happyone : )

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful song!! Such meaning in those words!

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  2. Service to our fellow-men really is service to our Heavenly Father.
    I pray every day that I will find a way to serve others.

    Have a happy Sunday.

    K.

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  3. A lovely song. Thanks for the blessings. You are a blessing for sharing this post.. Happy Sunday and enjoy your new week!

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