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This Little Light of Mine

“This Little Light of Mine” is a song written by Harry Dixon Loes and recorded numerous times throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to its key place in American folk and gospel music, the song holds significance as an anthem of the civil rights movement.
Author
Harry Dixon Loes
Grade Level
K-2

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.

Hide it under a bushel? (No!) I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel? (No!) I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel? (No!) I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Won’t let no one blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
Won’t let no one blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
Won’t let no one blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Ev’rywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine.
Ev’rywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine.
Ev’rywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Source
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