Brighten the Corner Where You Are

Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: BRIGHTEN THE CORNER*
Published in 92 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar;
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Refrain:
Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar;
Brighten the corner where you are!

2 Just above are clouded skies that you may help to clear,
Let not narrow self your way debar;
Though into one heart alone may fall your song of cheer,
Brighten the corner where you are. [Refrain]

3 Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
Here reflect the bright and Morning Star;
Even from your humble hand the Bread of Life may feed,
Brighten the corner where you are. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do
Title: Brighten the Corner Where You Are
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Meter: 13.8.13.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Brighten the corner where you are

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #628
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #524
  • Brighten_the_Corner_Where_You_Are.sib (SIB, Scorch)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #628TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #524TextScore
Include 89 pre-1979 instances



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