This Little Light Of Mine

by Sam Cooke

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Lyrics for This Little Light Of Mine by Sam Cooke:

Amen

This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine
To show my love

Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine x3
I let it shine to show my love

Even in my home, I'm gonna let is shine
I let is shine to show my love

When I see my neighbor coming
I'm gonna let it shine

Amen

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Song Facts

“This Little Light of Mine” is a traditional gospel song written by Harry Dixon Loes and first collected by musicologist John Lomax in 1939.

It was often sung during civil rights protests in the ‘50s & '60s, when Sam Cooke’s version was popular.

The song’s theme has been attributed to a number of potential scriptural sources:

  • Matthew 5:16

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your fine works and give glory to your Father who is in the heaven.

  • Luke 11:33

No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.

  • Matthew 5:14–15

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

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