Scripture Verse

Thou shalt be a blessing. Genesis 12:2


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Notes of Glad­ness, ed­it­ed by How­ard Doane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1899), num­ber 92.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane


Oh, softly the Spirit is whispering to me,
With tender compassion, with pitying plea;
I hear His beseeching, and earnestly pray
That Jesus will make me a blessing today.


Lord, make me a blessing today,
A blessing to some one, I pray;
In all that I do, in all that I say,
O make me a blessing today.

Some heart may be longing, for only a word,
Whose love by the Spirit is quickened and stirred;
Now grant, blessèd Savior, this service to me,
Of speaking a comforting message for Thee.


Some soul may be plunged in the darkest despair,
Where shadows would melt in the sunlight of prayer;
O give me, dear Savior, I humbly implore,
The sweet consolation that soul to restore.


Come, all ye that labor, ye weary and worn,
Come ye who in sorrow or sinfulness mourn;
With me this petition to Jesus convey:
O make me a blessing, dear Savior, today.