One Small Candle


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The darkness hung so thick and black, I scarcely could believe—
My very hand before my face, my eyes could not perceive!

I groped and found a candle that was lying by the way.
I struck a match and lit it, and the darkness fled away!

‘Twas such a little candle to dispel such heavy gloom!
And yet, its tiny flame sent forth its rays throughout the room!

And as I watched it burn, a simple prayer arose within:
Lord, let me be a candle in a world that’s dark with sin!

Oh, may my tiny Gospel-light, ablaze with love and care,
Illumine those around me, lost in darkness and despair.

And when a shadow falls upon a child of Your own,
May my small light remind him of the brightness of Your throne.

Lord, let my light burn steadily, wherever I may be—
In darkness great or small, may Your great glory shine through me!

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