Scripture Verse

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven. Matthew 5:16


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Sun­ny-Side Songs, ed­it­ed by How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1893), page 82.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


O let your light, tho’ lit­tle, shine out,
Our Lord’s com­mand ful­fill­ing,
To live for Him wher­ev­er we go,
And seek His will to do.


Shine on, lit­tle light, shine on,
Shine on so bright and clear;
Shine on, lit­tle light, and bring
A smile for ev’ry tear.

O let your light shine stea­di­ly on,
That all the world, be­hold­ing,
May glo­ri­fy your Fa­ther above,
And praise His bound­less love.


O let your light shine cheer­ful­ly on,
When cloud and storm are break­ing,
Its beams may lead some sor­row-op­pressed
To yon­der Ark of Rest.


O let your light shine peace­ful­ly on
Till earth­ly cares are end­ed,
And night and gloom shall van­ish away
In joy’s eter­nal day.