Make Me a Blessing

Out in the highways and byways of life

Author: Ira B. Wilson (1909)
Published in 86 hymnals

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1 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.

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, ev'ry moment you live. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]


1 Muchos qui viven en tu derredor,
tristes, hambrientos están;
tú, por tu vida, les puedes llevar
gozo, luz y bendición.

Usa mi vida, usa mi vida
para tu gloria, oh Jesús;
todos los días y hoy quiero ser
testigo tuyo, Señor, por doquier.

2 Di a los tristes que Dios es amor;
él quiere dar su perdón
a los que vienen a Cristo Jesús
buscando paz, salvación. [Estribillo]

3 Toda tu vida hoy rinde al Señor,
cada momento sé fiel;
otros que vean en ti su amor,
pronto se rinan a él. [Estribillo]

Source: Santo, Santo, Santo: cantos para el pueblo de Dios = Holy, Holy, Holy: songs for the people of God #625

Author: Ira B. Wilson

Ira Bishop Wilson, 1880-1950 Born: Sep­tem­ber 6, 1880, Bed­ford, Io­wa. Died: Ap­ril 3, 1950, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mor­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Fred B. Hol­ton. Wilson’s sis­ter taught him to play the vi­o­lin and or­gan while still at home. Around 1902, Ira be­gan stu­dies at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. In 1905, he went to work for the Lorenz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio. His com­po­si­tions ap­peared in The Choir Lead­er and The Choir Her­ald; he al­so served as ed­it­or in chief of The Vol­un­teer Choir. His works in­clude: The King’s Mes­sage, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (N… Go to person page >



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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #569


Baptist Hymnal 2008 #380

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Hymns of Faith #477

Hymns of the Christian Life #376

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #158

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #450

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #389

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Rejoice Hymns #437

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Santo, Santo, Santo #625

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Sing Joyfully #525

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #334

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The Celebration Hymnal #670


The Cyber Hymnal #12444

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #452

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #437

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The Worshiping Church #656

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Worship and Service Hymnal #342

Worship His Majesty #398

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Yes, Lord! #356

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