Sunday, April 3, 2022

This Little Light of Mine

We just learned about the song Jesus Loves Me.

Another well known Christian song is This Little Light of Mine.

The words for this song were first seen as poetry in 1925, and then in 1932 a newspaper in Montana talked about the music and the song.
No one really knows for sure who wrote it the first time, but many people have taken this song and changed it a little and made it their own.

The first time it was found the words were something like "This Little Light of Mine", but some churches like to change it to be "This Little Gospel Light of Mine".
Some people think the song is about when Jesus told people that the Christian people of the world are like a light on a hill shining for other people to show that Christians do good things to help people because they follow God's word.

From the Bible in Matthew chapter 5:

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

During some times in America when African American people were not being treated very well, they would sing this song as a way to say that they would not let someone treat them badly and they would keep their light shining.

(from: wikipedia - this little light of mine)

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