Nursery Rhymes

This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine Lyrics

The words and lyrics of this African American Spiritual begin with "This little light of mine I'm going to let it shine" as the first line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "This Little Light of Mine" song were passed on verbally and the names of the author and composer are therefore unknown.

This Little Light of Mine Song Meaning and History
The history of the "This Little Light of Mine" song lyrics date back to the Slave Plantations between the 1600's to 1800's. Meaning: The song was sung by slaves as a religious song at community gatherings. The use of repetition in the words and lyrics of this song is typical of many African-American spiritual hymns making the words easy to memorize and join in the singing without reference to a hymn book because they were not able to read. We have placed "This Little Light of Mine" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs.

This Little Light of Mine Song
Title: This Little Light of Mine *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals

This Little Light of Mine Lyrics

This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Oh, this little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Ev'ry where I go
I'm going to let it shine
Oh, ev'ry where I go
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
Ev'ry where I go
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

All in my house
I'm going to let it shine
Oh, all in my house
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
All in my house
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

I'm not going to make it shine
I'm just going to let it shine
I'm not going to make it shine
I'm just going to let it shine
Hallelujah
I'm not going to make it shine
I'm just going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Out in the dark
I'm going to let it shine
Oh, out in the dark
I'm going to let it shine
Hallelujah
Out in the dark
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Information about the Song
Title of Song: This Little Light of Mine
Author of Lyrics: Unknown
Nationality of Author: African American
Name of Music Composer: Unknown
Song Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals
First Line of Song: "This little light of mine I'm going to let it shine"
First Publication Date: Unknown

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