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"Jesus Bids Us Shine" is a children's hymn with words by Susan Bogert Warner (1819-1885) and music by Edwin Othello Excell (1851-1921). It was first published in the children's magazine The Little Corporal in 1868. Actor Leo McKern was heard singing the famous last line "You in your small corner, And I in mine" in the comedic film Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher (1968).

Jesus Bids Us Shine
by Susan Warner
Susan Warner 003.jpg
Susan Warner
GenreHymn
Written1868
Based onPsalm 145
Meter10.11.9.10
Melodyby E. O. Excell
E. O. Excell

LyricsEdit

Jesus bids us shine,
With a pure, clear light,
Like a little candle,
Burning in the night.
In this world is 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 this world are found -
Sin, and want, and sorrow;
So we must shine,
You in your small corner,
And I in mine.
Susan Warner

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