Little candles

We are but little candles

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [We are but little candles]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are but little candles,
Yet we can brightly shine,
And show our loving Savior
By this one tiny sign.
Just how we try to serve Him,
And all His wish fulfill;
For oh, we dearly love Him,
And want to do His will.

Refrain:
Then twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle,
AS we brightly shine,
Shedding rays of light around us,
Upward, downward, upward, downward,
Here and there, ev’rywhere,
That’s the way we shine.

2 O naughty words and tempers
Are very bad indeed,
For they will quench our candles,
So we must all take heed.
Then harder ‘tis to light them,
But still we try once more;
We ask for God’s forgiveness,
And help from Him implore. [Refrain]

3 Our tears will quench the candles—
And so we always try
To keep a happy spirit,
And never fret or cry.
For God, who made and loves us,
Will guide and teach us, too;
He tell us, in the Bible,
Just what we ought to do. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #92

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are but little candles
Title: Little candles
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Then twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, twinkle

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Helping Hands #d84
Little Branches No. 2: a collection of songs prepared especially for the primary and infant deparments of the sunday school #49Page Scan
Little Light No. 2 for Little Folks #d53
Sifted Wheat: a collection of songs for Sunday schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #92Page Scan
Song Sunbeams #d75
Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #92TextAudioPage Scan
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