Jesus bids us shine


Jesus bids us shine
with a pure, clear light,
like a little candle
burning in the night;
in this world of darkness
so we must shine--
you in your small corner,
and I in mine.

Jesus bids us shine
first of all for him;
well he sees and knows it,
if our light grows dim;
he looks down from heaven
to see us shine--
you in your small corner,
and I in mine.

Jesus bids us shine,
then, for all around
many kinds of darkness
in the world abound--
sin and want and sorrow;
so we must shine--
you in your small corner,
and I in mine.


Words: Susan Warner (1819-1885)

Music: Jesus Bids Us Shine, Caldecott

Meter: Irr.

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