This Little Light

This Little Light of Mine


“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
 ~ John 1:5

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, oh let it shine.

This beloved hymn was written by Harry Dixon Loes in the early 20th century. Its lyrics are simple to easily remember and recite, with “light of mine” having a powerful meaning of the love and truth of Jesus Christ. This hymn is a wonderful way to reinforce faith and confidence in Jesus!

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Photo: Josie Rader

as you go

Carry sunshine with you,

   Brother, as you go;

Cheerfulness will lighten

   Many a weight of woe.

Angels guard the pathway

   Darkened by our fears,

Sunshine makes a rainbow

   Even of our tears.

~ Susan E. Gammons

Photo: Marge McCoy

work done right

When the summer’s over
With canning-house closed tight
Let’s have the satisfaction
Of all our work done right

From At The Canning House, written during the World War II years by a worker at the old Defender Cannery in Trappe, Md.

Photo by Jean Pike

Glorious

Glorious

Glorious, mighty Name of Jesus,
  Into Thy dear Name I flee;
“Set aloft,” I praise and worship,
  For Thy Name is victory!

Blessed Jesus! Mighty Savior!
  In Thy Name is all I need;
Just to breathe the Name of Jesus,
  Is to drink of Life indeed.

Glorious, mighty Name of Jesus,
  Heav’n and earth its pow’r proclaim;
But forgiven sinners only,
  Know the balm of Jesus’ Name.

Jesus! Jesus! Name most precious,
  Balm in pain or mighty sword;
In Thy Name, we live and conquer,
  Blessed, glorious, coming Lord.

Lyrics: Margaret E. Barber  (1869 – 1930)

Music:  C. and F. Jouard

Photo: Marge McCoy

the wind

When the wind is in the east.

It’s good for neither man nor beast.

When the wind is in the north,

The old folks should not venture forth.

When the wind is in the south,

It blows the bait in the fishes’ mouth.

When the wind is in the west,

It is of all the winds the best.

Source: Old Weather Proverb

Photo: Marge McCoy