This Little Light of Mine

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A classic children's hymn! This beloved hymn was written by Harry Dixon Loes in the early 20th century. Its lyrics are simple for kids to easily remember and recite, with "light of mine" having a powerful meaning of the love and truth of Jesus Christ. This hymn is a wonderful way to introduce and teach young ones about faith and confidence in Jesus! Watch video performances of this delightful hymn below.

1 This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, oh let it shine.

2 Ev'rywhere I go,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Ev'rywhere I go,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Ev'rywhere I go,
I'm gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, oh let it shine.

3 Jesus gave it to me,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Jesus gave it to me,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Jesus gave it to me,
I'm gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, oh let it shine.

Source: One in Faith #874

Songwriters Harold Dixon Loes Published by Public Domain

The Story Behind This Little Light of Mine

Harold Dixon Loes, the American gospel songwriter, took the middle name Dixon in honor of A. C. Dixon, the pastor of Moody Church at the time. Harry Dixon Loes studied music at Moody Bible Institute. After comprehensive training in music, he served a variety of churches as a ministry of music. From 1939 until his retirement he was a member of the music faculty of Moody Bible Institute. He penned the lyrics for 1,500 gospel songs, and composed 3,000 tunes.


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