489. Jesus Bids Us Shine

1 Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure light,
Like a little candle burning in the night;
In this world of darkness we must shine,
You in your small corner, and I in mine.

2 Jesus bids us shine, first of all for Him;
Well He sees and knows it if our light is dim;
He looks down from heaven, sees us shine,
You in your small corner, and I in mine.

3 Jesus bids us shine, then, for all around
Many kinds of darkness in this world abound--
Sin, and want, and sorrow: we must shine,
You in your small corner, and I in mine.

4 Jesus bids us shine, as we work for Him,
Bringing those that wander from the paths of sin;
He will ever help us, if we shine,
You in your small corner, and I in mine.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus bids us shine, with a clear, pure light
Title: Jesus Bids Us Shine
Author: Susan Warner, 1819-1885
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Children's Hymns; Special Subjects and Occasions: Childhood
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus bids us shine, with a clear, pure light]
Composer: Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921
Key: G Major



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