Let the Heaven Light Shine On Me
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Let the heaven light shine on me (x2), For low is the way to the upper bright world, Let the heaven light shine on me." Verse: Brother (sister, preacher, elder, deacon) you must bow so low, For low is the way to the upper bright world, Let...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, pp. 44-45, "Let de Heaven Light Shine on Me" (1 text, 1 tune; pp. 132-133 in the 1901 edition)
NOTES: It's hardly even an allusion, but this reminds me of Matthew 7:13-14 and its Lucan parallel: "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." - RBW
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