Little Lights for Jesus

Glowing, gleaming, as we go

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Glowing, gleaming, as we go]
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1 Glowing, gleaming, as we go,
Little lights for Jesus;
Spreading brightness here below,
Little lights for Jesus.
Just as twinkling stars at night
Pierce the darkness with their light,
We would make the world more bright,
Shining all the way.

Warmly glowing,
Softly gleaming,
Ever glowing,
Brightly streaming,
Purest rays of glory beaming
On our pilgrim way;
Spreading sunshine ev’rywhere,
Little lights for Jesus;
Making earth more bright and fair,
Little lights for Jesus.

2 Smiling brightly day by day,
Little lights for Jesus;
Sunbeam playing on the way,
Little lights for Jesus.
Eyes aglow with joy and love,
Looking up to heav’n above,
Striving ev’ry day to prove
Little lights for him. [Chorus]

3 Spreading sunshine here and there,
Little lights for Jesus;
Making paths more bright and fair,
Little lights for Jesus.
Thus for Jesus, night and day,
We will shine along the way;
We will be, let come what may,
Little lights for him. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #68

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glowing, gleaming, as we go
Title: Little Lights for Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Warmly glowing
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: Public Domain


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