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GUEST,catherine yronwode Origins: Light from the Lighthouse (12) RE: Origins: Light from the Lighthouse 12 Jan 18

Re: the Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers version of "Shine On Me" --

There is a [closed] thread requesting lyrics to songs by Phipps, with the comment that due to the enthusiastic singing of the group, and the speed at which they sang, it is often difficult to understand or transcribe their lyrics. This has certainly proven to be the case with the Ernest Phipps version of "Shine On Me."

It took my husband and i dozens of listens until we cracked two out of the three verses. The third one is still a mystery.

Verse 1 is actually Verse 1 of "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone" by Thomas Shepherd.

Verse 2 is actually Verse 3 of "We will Stand the Storm" by Isaac Watts.

Verse 3 eludes us for now. If we had even a few words to match against all of the online hymnals at Google Books, we could solve the mystery in a moment. We know that it must be lifted from another hymn -- but which one?

For now, this is what we have:


Must Jesus bear the cross alone
And all the world go free?
No, there's a cross for everyone
And there's a cross for me

Oh, shine on me, Oh, shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me
Oh, shine on me, Oh, shine on me
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me

Sure I must fight if I would reign
Increase my courage, Lord
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain
Supported by thy word


Chorus (fast tempo)

Then the fast tempo verse that we cannot understand

And a final two Choruses at fast tempo


Any help would be appreciated.

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