Shine On Me

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Shine On Me

This African-American spiritual is a soulful beacon. Sung and shared here by Melanie DeMore, she never teaches harmonies to this. After sharing the melody with a group she simply says “harmonize” and everyone knows just what to do. This song is a prayer, a deep “ask” for benevolence.

Composer & Copyright

Traditional African-American Spiritual.

Recording

Recorded by Melanie DeMore for Wholehearted Chorus.

 

Lyrics

Shine on me, oh shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
Shine on me, oh shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Other verses:

Lift me up…
Take my hand…

Teaching Notes

When Melanie teaches this, she never teaches specific harmonies. After sharing the melody with a group she simply says “harmonize” and everyone knows just what to do. Enjoy.

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Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)

4 Comments
  • Dee Dee Wheeler

    This was my Great Uncle Douglas Oliver favorite hymn. Now it’s also one of mine. I need The Lord God to shine on me . Really to shine on my whole family. The whole world in fact. I appreciate the song writer for these lyrics. Be Blessed my sisters and brothers.

  • Love to sing this song on Wednesday night at WOW

  • Loreley Fajardo

    My teacher is teaching this song for us to use to sing in the concert.

  • Janette Moody

    I am so grateful for Melanie’s sharing and loved ourSingalong last night with Lisa and Wholehearted Chorus! There are many I know who need this more than ever right now, and I have shared it. Thank you, Janette

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