Monday, June 29, 2015

The Shining

At the end of the Civil War, Susan Warner penned a simple hymn for children based on Matthew 5:14-16 called Jesus Bids Us Shine. I find it applicable almost 150 years later and wished we would sing it more. We need its message.

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.

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.

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.

To watch and listen to a little girl named Sydney sing Jesus Bids Us Shine, please copy and paste below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvBsyoYt8xw

God bless,
Steve
Luke 18:1
www.hawleybooks.com
E-mail me at steve@hawleybooks.com


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