This Little Light of Mine Hymn Lyrics, Story, and Video

This Little Light of Mine Hymn Lyrics

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, let it shine!

Additional stanzas:
Ev’rywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine!
Jesus gave it to me…
Shine, shine, shine…

This Little Light of Mine Hymn Story

The authorship of this beautiful children’s hymn is disputed. Some people say it is anonymous, but others say it is Harry Dixon Loes.

The truth is somewhere in the middle in my opinion. It must have been in use as African American folk song before it was published by Harry Dixon Loes in 1920.

In any case the Moody Bible Institute, where he was a teacher, says he did not write it.

This gospel song has gone through various rearrangements over the years.

Harry Dixon Loes - This Little Light of Mine
Harry Dixon Loes

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