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Brighten the Corner Where You Are


Words by Ina D. Ogdon (1872-1964), 1913.
MUSIC: Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932), 1913.
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: 13.8.13.8 with Refrain
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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; Tho’ into one heart alone may fall your song of cheer, Brighten the corner where you are.
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.