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Shine for Jesus

When the clouds are hanging low, shine, shine

Author: Julian Alford
Tune: [When the clouds are hanging low]
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When the clouds are hanging low,
Shine, shine;
And you know not where to go,
Shine for Jesus;
Take your burden to the Lord,
You can take Him at His word,
Sing and pray every day,
Shine, shine, shine!

Shine when troubles shake you,
Shine when friends forsake you,
All the way, every day,
There’s a crown awaiting;
Shine when foes assail you,
Shine when others fail you,
Keep your eyes on Jesus,
And shine, shine, shine.

2. When the world its powers wield,
Shine, shine;
Jesus Christ will be your shield,
Shine for Jesus;
Seek the Master on your knees,
He’s above you, and He sees,
Sing and pray every day,
Shine, shine, shine! [Refrain]

3. When your sins are washed away,
Shine, shine;
He’ll go with you every day,
Shine for Jesus;
You are nevermore alone,
Jesus Christ is all your own,
Sing and pray every day,
Shine, shine, shine! [Refrain]

4. When your path is black as night,
Shine, shine;
Soon He’ll bring you to the light,
Shine for Jesus;
Though the way be hard and long,
Never change from right to wrong,
Sing and pray every day,
Shine, shine, shine! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6038

Author: Julian Alford

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Text Information

First Line: When the clouds are hanging low, shine, shine
Title: Shine for Jesus
Author: Julian Alford
Refrain First Line: Shine when trouble shakes you
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6038
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The Cyber Hymnal #6038

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