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What is the meaning of the song This Little Light of Mine?

By: Leena NasirUpdated: March 20, 2021

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This beloved hymn was written by Harry Dixon Loes in the early 20th century. Its lyrics are simple for kids to easily remember and recite, with "light of mine" having a powerful meaning of the love and truth of Jesus Christ.

Thereof, is this little light of mine a religious song?

You know the song and you know it well, yet it may surprise you that "This Little Light of Mine" was not a slave spiritual before it was popularized during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Also to know, where does the song This Little Light of Mine come from?

Corrina, Corrina

Who originally sang This Little Light of Mine?

This Little Light of Mine
"This Little Light of Mine"
Gospel song by Harry Dixon Loes
Written 1920s

Is this little light of mine in the public domain?

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. This text is in the public domain.

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Who sang the light?

Lonnie Lynn

Who wrote Let it shine?

Eric Daniel
Don D. Scott