Shine Jesus Shine (Lord the Light of your Love is Shining)

Artistic representation of the transfiguration, with Moses and Elijah appearing at Jesus side:    1  Lord, the light of your love is shining In the midst of the darkness, shining Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us Set us free by the truth you now bring us Shine on me, shine on me. Chorus: Shine, Jesus, shine Fill this land with the Father's glory Blaze, Spirit, blaze Set our hearts on fire Flow, river, flow Flood the nations with grace and mercy Send forth your word Lord, and let there be light 2  Lord, I come to your awesome presence From the shadows into your radiance By the blood I may enter your brightness Search me, try me, consume all my darkness Shine on me, shine on me. 3  As we gaze on your kingly brightness So our faces display your likeness Ever changing from glory to glory Mirrored here may our lives tell your story Shine on me, shine on me
This contemporary-style praise song was written by English evangelical singer-songwriter and worship leader Graham Kendrick (b 1950).

It was first published by Make Way Music in 1987.   Since then, it has found acceptance in a wide range of churches and appears in many modern hymnals. It has been covered by artists as diverse as Cliff Richard and Hillsong, and it was placed 10th in a 2005 survey of the United Kingdom's favourite hymns carried out by the BBC's Songs of Praise programme.

The song references the events at Jesus' Transfiguration, but has links to a range of scriptures: Genesis 1:3, Psalm 139:23, John 1:5, John 8:12, John 8:32, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Revelation 22:1-2

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Kendirick. This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of A, the first few notes are E E F ED E C BE E, and matching guitar chords are A Asus4  A   E/A.



Downloads


Sheet music - Graham Kendrick arrangement

Examples


Large choir with praise-band style music:



Small group with band:



Singer, self-accompanied on guitar:



Instrumental - pipe organ:



Massed song and dance production:



Choir with keyboard:



Choir and congregation in a cathedral - organ backing:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on the author's website.   A rough outline is:
1  Lord, the light of your love is shining
...Shine on me, shine on me.

Chorus:
Shine, Jesus, shine
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire
Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth your word
Lord, and let there be light

2  Lord, I come to your awesome presence...

3  As we gaze on your kingly brightness...

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