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God Make My Life a Little Light

God make my life a little light Within the world to glow

Author: Matilda Edwards
Published in 91 hymnals

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1 God make my life a little light
Within the world to glow;
A little flame that burneth bright,
Wherever I may go.

2 God make my life a little flower
That giveth joy to all,
Content to bloom in native bower,
Although the place be small.

3 God make my life a little song
That comforteth the sad,
That helpeth others to be strong,
And makes the singer glad.

4 God make my life a little staff
Whereon the weak my rest,
That so what health and strength I have
May serve my neighbors best.

5 God make my life a little hymn
Of tenderness and praise,
Of faith, that never waxeth dim,
In all His wondrous ways.

Amen.

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #491

Author: Matilda Edwards

Born: March 4, 1836, West­er­field (near Ip­swich), Eng­land. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 4, 1919, Hast­ings, Sus­sex, Eng­land. [Matilda Betham Edwards (1836-1919)] Daughter of Ed­ward Ed­wards, and cou­sin of Egypt­ol­o­gist Amel­ia B. Ed­wards, Ma­til­da was ed­u­cat­ed in Ips­wich and Peck­ham, and tra­veled ex­tens­ive­ly, es­pe­cial­ly in Ger­ma­ny and France. Her works in­clude: The White House by the Sea, 1857 Dr. Jacob, 1864 Kitty, 1869 Po­ems, 1885 Lord of the Har­vest, 1899 --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God make my life a little light Within the world to glow
Title: God Make My Life a Little Light
Author: Matilda Edwards
Refrain First Line: A little light, a little light

Tune

SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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CAPEL (English)


[God, make my life a little light] (Pollock)


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Small Church Music #435Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1867TextScoreAudio
Include 89 pre-1979 instances



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