1. My light is but a little one,
My light of faith and prayer;
But lo! it glows like God's great sun,
For it was lighted there.
2. I may not hide my little light;
The Lord has told me so.
'Tis given me to keep in sight,
That all may see it glow.
Shine on, shine on, shine on bright and clear;
Shine on, shine on now the day is here.
Words and music: Joseph Ballantyne, 1868-1944