Love, Light a Candle in My Heart

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1 Love, light a candle in my heart
that I may see inside
the fearful web of selfishness,
of arrogance and pride,
that traps my spirit, snares my will,
entangles me in sin.
Love, light a candle in my heart
that I may see within.

2 Love, light a candle in my heart
that I may see inside
to sweep away this tangled web
in which I try to hide.
Redeem my spirit, free my will,
and help me to begin.
Love, light a candle in my heart
that I may see within.

3 Love, light a candle in my heart
that I may see inside
to find compassion, joyful hope,
and faith may now abide
within the place where once a web
of selfishness had been.
Love, light a candle in my heart
that I may see within.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #60

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Love, light a candle in my heart
Title: Love, Light a Candle in My Heart
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2004, rev. 2010)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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Faith That Lets Us Sing #60

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