Out in the highways and byways of life

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Deb S

Cochrane, AB, Canada

I was praying this morning, asking God to make me a blessing to someone today. I remembered this song from my younger days growing up in pastor’s home and as a pastor’s wife. What a blessing to find lyrics lyrics and the tune. I’ll be humming it all day.


Crenie Prabakaran

Wayland, Massachusetts, United States

This morning during my prayers the Lord brought this song to mind and was blessed to find this. I have sung this song more than 30 years ago in India. I pray as per the verses the Lord will make me a blessing to someone today.


Carolyn

OR, United States

In my devotional time the last couple of days the words of the chorus of this song have come to my mind. We are having lots of fires and smoke in the western part of the United States right now. Though it is a little scary I know I can depend upon my Lord and I want him to make me a blessing to someone today.


Helen

Nottingham, United Kingdom

God's life in me, if it flows out is a blessing to others!


Anonymous

How sweet to tell the story of Christ and his love of forgiveness. Wonderfully and beautifully composed


Jon

Philippines

I was touched by the phrase, love as the Master loved you. Since I was loved by the Lord when I was still a vile sinner why would not I love others with the same love. That I would be a helper to the helpless and make the sorrowing glad.

May our life be a blessing to others. Amen


Wendine

Barbados

This morning during prayer, I was reminded of this song. I googled “make me a blessing”, and was ecstatic to find this. I’ve been replaying it. Its lyrics seem like an antidote to selfishness. Selflessness promotes and allows God's will to be fulfilled in one’s life.


Gordon

Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica

While I was still in bed but awake, the spirit brought back this song to me as I thought about my uncle who is currently ill and admitted in hospital. It was then that my mind wonder away on the countless others who are suffering and are in need of care. If we could just make ourselves a blessing, especially to those in need, then our lives will become a beacon of light for our heavenly Master.


Betty Carter

Gloversville, New York, United States

Beautiful, prayerful song. Very powerful. I intend to learn it.


John Gwite

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Love this song. My all time favorite.