Jesus bids us shine

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, 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.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

I learned this beautiful hymn when I began school in 1948 and it has remained with me my whole life. I was born again in 1968 and began to understand what shining is. I look forward to shining eternally with all the saints in heaven


Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

This little song is based on purported sayings of Jesus presented in Chapter 5 of the Gospel according to Matthew in the Christian Bible. Despite its apparent and disarming simplicity the message is very profound and sums up the whole of what is involved in being a follower of Jesus in any age. It is much more accessible and indeed challenging than what the best theologians can come up with. It never fails to move me.

Charles Russell

London, United Kingdom

All I had was “one small corner” A quick search brought me here.

A quick sing song and, low and behold, the child in the man sings again.


Wonderful song! Love the words! My daughter is a missionary and it really helps her to sing it! She runs an orphanage for the orphans, over in India.


thank you so much!


Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Very nice music. This a very nice song to sing. God has sent this song for us. Thank You Lord for giving such a beautiful song. This song is all about shining. Listening to this song I felt that you are sitting next to me and singing this song.

Thank You Lord.

Margaret threlfall

Burnley, Lancashire

Oh! this beautiful hymn that my dad sang to me when I was a small child if I woke up in the night. I am 68yrs old now and I have sung it to my grandchildren when they were small. May Our Lord bless each and every one of you, and may this hymn never be lost to time.

Mallika Philip

Colombo, Kesbewa, Sri Lanka

I was asked to share the word this coming Sunday at the children's church the 9th March 2014. I wanted the little ones to shine like a candle as Jesus wanted us to be. So, I wanted them to sing this song. Thank you so much. May the Good LORD bless You!

Anna Gibbs

Denton, TX, United States

I love this song! When I was seven years old I lived in Taichung, Taiwan.

There were three missionaries from England who loved me and shepherded

me. They wanted me to sing this song in a meeting. I can never forget those glorious time with them! Amen! let us all shine out Christ like a little burning in the night!


Mandaluyong, Manila, Philippines

I really love this. I teach this to the children's meeting and they love this song also. Thank You Lord for placing us in Your green pasture.