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Words and music by B B McKinney

I SHALL NOT LIVE IN VAIN

If (C) I can (C7) plant a (F) rose where thorns (Fm) have (C) been, Dis- (G) pel the (G7) gloom and (C) let the (D) sunshine (G) in. If I can (C) help (Am) some (E7) broken (A) life to rise (Dm) again, (F) I (G) shall (C) not (F) li- (C) ve (D) in (G) vain. (C) I (F) shall not (C) li- (G) ve (D) in (C) vain. (F) (C) If I can sing a song of love and cheer, Some song that lifts a soul from doubt and fear, And bring them back to know that God is always near, I shall not live in vain. I shall not live in vain. If I can be a light where'er I go, A light to shine for those in sin and woe; If I can lead some soul my living Christ to know, I shall not live in vain. I shall not live in vain.
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