Jesus Bids Us Shine With A Pure, Clear Light

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Jesus bids us shine with a pure. clear light

About the author: bids us shine with a pure, clear light

bids us shine with a pure, clear light is a beloved hymn, based on Psalm 145. These beautiful, timeless lyrics were written for children by Susan Warner. She lived between 1819- 1885 (Hymnary.org).

The music was composed by Edwin Othello Excell (1851-1921).

bids us shine with a pure, clear light was first published in 1868 in the children’s magazine The Little Corporal.

The famous last line “You in your small corner, And I in mine” was sung in 1968 by Actor Leo McKern in the comedic film Decline and Fall… of a Birdwatcher (Wikipedia, 2022).

Susan Warner
Susan Warner
Source: Wikipedia, 2022

What does it mean to shine for ?

bids us shine with a pure, clear light reminds us that we must shine for Jesus.

To shine for Jesus means first to believe that He is the of God and that He gives everlasting life.

Then, by the enablement of His Holy dwelling in us, we can be like Him. This means that we will:

  • be kind to others.
  • show caring to others.
  • be gentle, not rough.
  • share with others.
  • avoid bad company.
  • do the things that make God happy, not sad.

Jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light audio

We hope that you enjoy this audio rendition of Jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light.

Jesus bids Us Shine Audio: Archive.org, 2022

Lyrics: Jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

Jesus bids us shine, with a pure, clear 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 with a pure, clear light

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 with a pure, clear light

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.

jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

Jesus bids us shine, as we work for Him,
Bringing those that wander from the paths of sin;
He will ever help us, if we shine,
You in your small corner, and I in mine.

Jesus bids us shine with a pure. clear light

Psalm 145: base for Jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

Psalm 145 is a praise of David and a song about the majesty and love of God.

It is the base for our children’s hymn, Jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light.

I will extol You, my God, O ;
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
And His greatness is unsearchable.

jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty,
And on Your wondrous works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts,
And I will declare Your greatness.
They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness,
And shall sing of Your righteousness.

jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.

jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

10 All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And Your saints shall bless You.
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your power,
12 To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

14 The Lord upholds all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look expectantly to You,
And You give them their in due season.
16 You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light

17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them.
20 The Lord preserves all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh shall bless His holy name
Forever and ever.

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