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This Little Light of Mine

African American Spiritual*

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

Everywhere I go
I'm gonna let it shine
Everywhere I go
I'm gonna let it shine
Everywhere I go
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.


*The spirituals originated during the time of slavery. This Little Light of Mine became one of the themes of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Last Updated Date: 09/13/2006
Last Reviewed Date: 09/13/2006
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