ODETTA - This Little Light of Mine -





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Published on Mar 11, 2013

Odetta's performance of this song is from the 2007 Grammy- nominated "Gonna Let It Shine", a live album of gospel and spiritual songs supported by Seth Farber on piano and the Holmes Brothers for background vocals.

"This Little Light of Mine" is a scripture song based on a Negro spiritual whose lyrics express the joy of displaying God's perfect love in the midst of every challenge that life presents. It was written by Harry Dixon Loes, a music composer and teacher, around 1920.

Taken from Matthew 5:15-16, "Nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."


This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine....

May we know that together...

Everywhere I go

All in my room....

This little light of mine....

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    • Standard YouTube License
  • Music

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    • Odetta
  • Album

    • Gonna Let It Shine: A Concert For the Holidays
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    • Music Video Distributors (on behalf of M.C. Records); ASCAP, and 3 Music Rights Societies


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