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585. Jesus Bids Us Shine

1 Jesus bids us shine
with a clear, pure 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:
Jesus walks beside us
to help 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 this 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
Title: Jesus Bids Us Shine
Author: Susan Warner (1868, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 5 5 6 5 6 4 6 4
Topic: Church in the World: Discipleship: Witness; Light; Obedience (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Edwin O. Excell
Meter: 5 5 6 5 6 4 6 4
Key: G Major

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