Out in the highways and byways of life

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

Isulan, Sultan Kudarat Isulan

Amen 🙏 🙏 🙏

Ruth Diprose

Thornlands, QLD, Australia

As others have commented, , iI woke with this song I have not heard for about 50 years in my mind! Wheelchair notwithstanding, Lord make me a blessing to someone today!


Longmont, CO, United States

I woke up this morning singing this hymn in my head. It’s the first time in at least 40 years since I’ve heard it or sang it. The Holy Spirit reminds us for a reason. We must plant the seeds and reap the harvest of souls awaiting us in the fields.

George Cheek

North Platte, NE, United States

I shared these lyrics with the men in our 7am Sunday prayer team as we start a new week.

This song has been in my mind from infancy as it is a ‘regular’ in churches I attend

Maryannsummers Noah

Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States

My precious Mom taught me this song to sing as a small child as she played the piano.

It is the most precious moment I can recall that as a child, my Mom was The biggest influence in my life as a child, so much that after she was divorced we live together until the day she died. Every morning the song comes into my mind as I’m in the shower it is what I sing it is a prayer to me… I believe all the words in the song so strongly! Today I was able to share this with someone that meant so much to my son, her husband was like a father to my child!!

My child was 50 when he passed just recently, and he loved the woman I was able to pass this song on to so much but I feel like I’ve done something to make him so proud, and I’ve given her a tool that she I feel quite confident she will use until she gets called home to father God. Thank you Lord for music for prayers and for your letter to us. Thank you Lord for blessing me with being able to share something so beautiful to such a beautiful child of yours this morning who is getting ready to go out and pass out school bag bags to children and be a witness, oh Ms. Becky was already such a blessing !!!

Joyce Hoffman

Bellwood, PA, United States

I always loved this song. It just came to my mind today. Don’t know why. I really wanted to hear it. Thank you so much.

Katie Jarrett

Atlanta, Texas, United States

Sitting on my deck this morning having my Bible reading and quiet time with God. After reading James 4-5 this song was brought to my mind. Couldn't remember the verses, just the chorus, but after looking it up the tune was right there. Praising God and praying this prayer! ❤️

Virginia Geoffrion

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

For some reason, out of the blue, I was thinking about this song, but it was only the chorus of the song that I remembered. I looked up this song, found this website, and played the song through, and all of a sudden I just could not stop crying. This song hit me like a ton of bricks.

It brought me back to my childhood, when we would sing this in my church. Growing up in Massachusetts, this song was one of the songs in the Salvation Army hymnal that I grew up with. It also brings back memories of when my best friend Patty-jo and I would sit together and sing this song along with everyone at church. My friend Patty-jo passed away a few years ago, from a stage 4 breast cancer recurrence. She was an amazing person, and did her best to live her life in a Christ-like manner. I miss her so very much, but I know that I will get to see her again one day.

Lisa Godin

Prior Lake, MN, United States

I was just in prayer and this song came to my heart. I started singing it then I looked up the lyrics to all the verses abc found this site.. Thank you. I want to sing this song as my prayer! God bless!

Muganzi Alexander

Kampala, Uganda

As a medical missionary worker I find this song very interesting and fitting exactly into my profession where by am called to be a blessing to the world and that's exactly what the song says.