“This Little Light of Mine” is a gospel children’s song written about 1920 by Harry Dixon Loes (1895–1965). The “light” might be referring to extracts of the Holy Bible (Matthew, Luke).
Often thought of as a Negro spiritual, it does not, however, appear in any collection of jubilee or plantation songs from the nineteenth century.
On this page you can find Notes, Chords and Activities for the song, and a Printable PDF for free Download.
Piano Tutorial Video
Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download an instrumental mp3 of this song for free.
Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.
Sheet music with chords
To save this free music sheet of “This Little Light of Mine” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”.
Free Printable PDF with lyrics and sheet music
To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with a music sheet, lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.
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