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653. Jesus bids us shine

1 Jesus bids us shine
With a pure, clear light,
Like a little candle
Burning in the night.
In this world of darkness
So let us shine—
You in your small corner,
And I in mine.

2 Jesus bids us shine,
First of all for him;
Well he sees and knows it,
If our light grows dim.
He looks down from heaven
To see us shine—
You in your small corner,
And I in mine.

3 Jesus bids us shine,
Then, for all around;
Many kinds of darkness
In the world are found—
Sin and want and sorrow;
So we must shine—
You in your small corner,
And I in mine.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus bids us shine
Author: Susan Warner, 1819-1886
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 5. 5. 6. 5. 6. 4. 6. 4.
Scripture: Matthew 5:16
Topic: Christian Service; Light; Obedience (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921
Meter: 5. 5. 6. 5. 6. 4. 6. 4.
Key: G Major

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