“Shine on Me”


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


Found in both Anglo- and Afro-American tradition. - PJS


  • Rev. Johnnie Blakey, "Let the Light Shine on Me" (OKeh 8758, 1930; rec. 1928)
  • Famous Garland Jubilee Singers, "Shine on Me" (Romeo 5135, 1932)
  • Blind Willie Johnson, "Let Your Light Shine on Me" (Columbia 14490-D, 1930; rec. 1929; on BWJ01, BWJ03)
  • Ernest Phipps & his Holiness Singers, "Shine on Me" (Bluebird 5540A, 1928; on AAFM2)


  1. Asch/Dunson/Raim, p. 76 "Shine On Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10622
  3. BI, ADR76


Alternate titles: “Let It Shine On Me”; “Let the Light From Your Lighthouse Shine On Me”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1921 ("Songs and Spirituals", Chicago, Overton-Hygienic Co.)
Keywords: nonballad religious
Found in: US(Ap,SE,So)