This Little Light Of Minearr. Paul Jennings
Aside from being a great old gospel tune, this song also found a second life as a part of the great civil rights rallies in the 1960s.
Our version is done in a popular gospel style which is a joy to play or sing. We use four verses, the fourth verse being a "bring it home" version of the first verse with an extended ending. One of the many traditions in this tune is making up your own verses, so feel free to do so. It would also be traditional to have at least one gospel soloist doing ad lib singing over at least the last verse.
And by all means feel free to clap along on beats two and four, especially during the last verse. You and your students will find it hard not to move and clap during this song! (from Music K-8, Vol. 8, No. 3)
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