SONG LYRICS FOR: "THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE"
ALBUM: "POSITIVE PRAISE"
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Lead Vocal: Michael Fogarty
Music & Lyrics: Harry Dixon Loes
Producer: John Listen

"THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE"

Chorus 1
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!
Everyday, [everyday] everyday [everyday]
Everyday, oheveryday,
I'm gonna let my little light shine!

Verse
[On Monday] Give * me the gift of love!
[On Tuesday] Peace came from Above!
[On Wednesday] Taught me to watch and pray!
[On Thursday] Tell * me just what to say!
[On Friday] Send * me down some grace!
[On Saturday] Give * me a little more faith!
On Sundaygive * me the power divine,
To let my little light shine!
[* On this recording these were sung in present tense--"give, tell, send," etc. Normally you would sing them in past tense---"gave, told, sent," etc.]

Chorus 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!
Everyday, [everyday] everyday [everyday]
Everyday, oheveryday,
I'm gonna let my little light shine!

Verse
[On Monday] Give me the gift of love!
[On Tuesday] Peace came from Above!
[On Wednesday] Taught me to watch and pray!
[On Thursday] Tell me just what to say!
[On Friday] Send me down some grace!
[On Saturday] Give me a little more faith!
On Sundaygive me the power divine,
To let my little light shine!

Chorus 3
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!
Everyday, [everyday] everyday [everyday]
Everyday, oheveryday, [music slows down here]
I'm gonna let my little light [Well, I'm gonna let it…]
Shine! [I'm gonna let itshine!]

Chorus 4
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine! [I'm gonna let it shine!]
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine! [I'm gonna let it shine!]
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!
Everyday, [everyday] everyday [everyday]
Everyday, oheveryday,
I'm gonna let my little light shine!
I'm gonna let my little light shine!
I'm gonna let my little light shine!

 

"THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE" (with chords)

Intro: (F/G)-(C6/G)-(G) (F/G)-(C/G)-(G) (F/G)-(C6/G)-(G) (F/G)-(C/G)-(D)

Chorus 1
(G)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!
(C)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it (G)shine!(F)-(F#)
(G)This little light of (Em)mine, (B)I'm gonna let it (C)shine!
Every(G)day, [everyday] every(D)day [everyday]
Every(G)day, oh(G/F#)every(Em)day,
I'm gonna (Am)let my (D)little light (G)shine!(D)

Verse
[On(G) Monday] Give * me the gift of love!
[On (C)Tuesday] Peace came from Above!
[On (G)Wednesday] Taught me to watch and pray!
[On (A7)Thursday] Tell * me just (D) what to say!
[On (G)Friday] Send * me down some grace!
[On (C)Saturday] Give * me a (A7) little more faith!
On (G)Sunday(G/B)give * me the (Em)power divine,
To (Am)let my (D)little light (G)shine!
[* On this recording these were sung in present tense--"give, tell, send," etc. Normally you would sing them in past tense---"gave, told, sent," etc.]

Chorus 2
(G)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!
(C)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it (G)shine!(F)-(F#)
(G)This little light of (Em)mine, (B)I'm gonna let it (C)shine!
Every(G)day, [everyday] every(D)day [everyday]
Every(G)day, oh(G/F#)every(Em)day,
I'm gonna (Am)let my (D)little light (G)shine!(D)

Verse
[On (G)Monday] Give me the gift of love!
[On (C)Tuesday] Peace came from Above!
[On (G)Wednesday] Taught me to watch and pray!
[On (A7)Thursday] Tell me just (D) what to say!
[On (G)Friday] Send me down some grace!
[On (C)Saturday] Give me a (A7) little more faith!
On (G)Sunday(G/B)give me the (Em)power divine,
To (Am)let my (D)little light (G)shine!

Chorus 3
(G)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!
(C)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it (G)shine!(F)-(F#)
(G)This little light of (Em)mine, (B)I'm gonna let it (C)shine!
Every(G)day, [everyday] every(D)day [everyday]
Every(G)day, oh(G/F#)every(Em)day, [music slows down here]
I'm gonna (Am)let my (D)little light [Well, I'm gonna let it…]
(C7)Shine! [I'm gonna let it(G)shine!]

(C/E)-(Bm)-(E)-(D/E)

Chorus 4
(A)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine! [I'm gonna let it shine!]
(C7)-(C#7)-(D)This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it (A)shine! [I'm gonna let it shine!] (G)-(G#)
(A)This little light of (F#m)mine, (C#)I'm gonna let it (D)shine!
Every(A)day, [everyday] every(E)day [everyday]
Every(A)day, oh(A/G#)every(F#m)day,
I'm gonna (Bm)let my (E)little light (A)shine!(F#m)
I'm gonna (Bm)let my (E)little light (A)shine!(F#m)
I'm gonna (Bm)let my (E)little light (A)shine!(A/G)-(D/F#)-(Dm/F)
(A/E)-(Bb9)-(A9)(A7)

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