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“Jesus Bids Us Shine”  (1868)

 

Jesus bids us shine
With a pure, clear light,
Like a little candle
Burning in the night.
In this world of darkness
So let us shine—
You in your small corner,
And I in mine.

 

Jesus bids us shine,
First of all for Him;
Well He sees and knows it,
If our light grows dim.
He looks down from Heaven
To see us shine—
You in your small corner,
And I in mine.

 

Jesus bids us shine,
Then, for all around;
Many kinds of darkness
In the world are found—
Sin and want and sorrow;
So we must shine—
You in your small corner,
And I in mine.

 

Susan Bogert Warner died this date (3/17/1885) in Highland Falls, NY.  She held Bible classes for cadets at West Point.  She (and her sister Anna) were daughters of Henry Warner a New York lawyer who was radically hurt by the 1837 depression.  Susan is buried at the Unit­ed States Mil­i­ta­ry Acad­e­my, West Point.  

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