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 557.  JESUS BIDS US SHINE-

 Jesus bids us shine-With a pure, clear light,
Like a little candle-Burning in the night.
In this world of darkness-So let us shine—
You in your small corner,-And I in mine.

Jesus bids us shine,-First of all for Him;
Well He sees and knows it,-If our light grows dim.
He looks down from Heaven-To see us shine—
You in your small corner,-And I in mine.

Jesus bids us shine,-Then, for all around;
Many kinds of darkness-In the world are found—
Sin and want and sorrow;-So we must shine—
You in your small corner,-And I in mine.

Su­san B. War­ner, in the child­ren’s ma­ga­zine The Lit­tle Cor­por­al (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: 1868).