Asking Jesus to Shine

Caught up again in worship in my car today as I sang along to this song penned by Cliff Richard in 1988:
Shine, Jesus, Shine

Lord the light or 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.

Shine Jesus shine
Fill this land with the fathers 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.

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.

As we gaze on your kindly 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.
That is my prayer today, for me, for you and for the nations.


  1. I will never ever forget the first time I heard/sang this song. It had been a cloudy morning, but the clouds cleared while we were in church. By the time we got to this song, the sunlight was streaming in through the windows, and it was one of those God things "Hey! I'm here!"

    I'll join you in that prayer...

  2. KB, Guess what song I have stuck in my head now???? It's a good one. It brings back memories of my Jesus Film Project days. When we sang this one, everyone got very into it :)


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