fbpx

March 12

Let It Shine, “This Little Light of Mine” by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

0  comments

“This Little Light of Mine” is a children’s gospel song written by composer and teacher Harry Dixon Loes. Loes, who studied at the Moody Bible Institute and the American Conservatory of Music, was a musical composer, and teacher, who wrote, and co-wrote several gospel songs. The song has since entered the folk tradition with John Lomax being the first to collect it in 1939. Later on, Zilphia Horton, one among the many activists that time with the Civil rights movement, modified it. It was a song of personal empowerment during the Civil Rights Era. In addition, it was an anthem of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. However, it has since been a fighting song in many struggles. Over the years, the song had a lot of revisions and we chose to give you Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives version.

Let It Shine, “This Little Light of Mine” by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives 1

Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives included in in their Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 1 album. Marty Stuart is a known American country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In the early 1990s, he had a successful string of country hits. Together with his band, His Fabulous Superlatives, they have recorded various gospel songs which they performed in his television entertainment The Marty Stuart Show. Each episode also features the music of his wife, Connie Smith, banjo-picker Leroy Troy, and guests.

Song Anatomy

Although the words of the song have a Biblical theme, it is vague as to which specific Bible verse it is based upon. Today, many versions of the song are available. In one source, the song took its theme from Matthew 5:16,

“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your fine works and give glory to your Father who is in the heaven.”

Alternatively, it may also refer to the words of Jesus in Luke 11:33, where he said,

“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.”

Its lyrics talk about the significance of unity in the face of adversity. Its refrain sings of the light in each person, and how whether standing up alone or joining together, each little bit of light can break the darkness.

“This little light of mine

 I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine over the whole wide world

I’m gonna let it shine.”


Tags


{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

You may also like

Flashback to George Jones’ “The Grand Tour” – One of the Saddest Songs of All Time

Flashback to George Jones’ “The Grand Tour” – One of the Saddest Songs of All Time

Six-String Soldiers’s Stinging “Seven Spanish Angels” Cover

Six-String Soldiers’s Stinging “Seven Spanish Angels” Cover

PURE COUNTRY: George Strait Falls for the “Last in Love”

PURE COUNTRY: George Strait Falls for the “Last in Love”

Brad Paisley Prepped to Open This Year’s Nebraska State Fair

Brad Paisley Prepped to Open This Year’s Nebraska State Fair

‘The Old Rugged Cross’ More than an Inspiring Easter Song

‘The Old Rugged Cross’ More than an Inspiring Easter Song

Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always”: Inspiration of One True Love

Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always”: Inspiration of One True Love

Most Controversial Lip-Syncing Moments in the ACM Awards

Most Controversial Lip-Syncing Moments in the ACM Awards

Latest Stories

Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me” Gives a Glimpse of Vintage Southern Life

Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me” Gives a Glimpse of Vintage Southern Life

Don Williams’ “You’re My Best Friend:” The Song That Started It All For Him

Don Williams’ “You’re My Best Friend:” The Song That Started It All For Him

Don Williams’ “I Believe In You:” The Biggest Record of His Career

Don Williams’ “I Believe In You:” The Biggest Record of His Career

Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Pays Tribute To One Frosty Friend

Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart” Pays Tribute To One Frosty Friend

One Good Deed: Country Music Star Left $1,000 Tip to Waitress Working Double with Daughter

One Good Deed: Country Music Star Left $1,000 Tip to Waitress Working Double with Daughter

Kelly Clarkson Renegotiates Talk Show Contract Amid Divorce With Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson Renegotiates Talk Show Contract Amid Divorce With Brandon Blackstock

Subscribe to our newsletter now!

Country Thang Daily

>