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Shine in, shine in, thou light divine

Shine in, shine in, thou light divine

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [Shine in, shine in, thou light divine]
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1 Shine in, shine in, Thou light divine,
Illume my soul today;
O fill with joy this heart of mine,
And drive the clouds away.

Shine in, shine in,
O light divine, I pray,
Come, fill with joy this heart of mine,
Shine in, O shine today.

2 Shine in, shine in, with beams of love,
Thou light of Life divine;
Shine with a radiance from above,
And make me wholly Thine. [Refrain]

3 Shine in, shine in, ‘till all within
Is kindled by Thy rays;
Till I am purged from every sin,
And all my soul is praise. [Refrain]

4 Shine in, shine in, ‘till I shall be
Transfigured by Thy pow’r;
And then reflect the light from Thee,
Around me every hour. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #13

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shine in, shine in, thou light divine
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns of the Kingdom #13

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