You canít be a beacon (If your light donít shine)    (video)

 

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†† A

You can't be a beacon if your light don't shine,

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you can't be a beacon if your light don't shine.

††† A†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††E††††††††††††††††† D††††††††† A

There's a little light in all of us by God's design,

††† ††††A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††††††† A

but you can't be a beacon if your light don't shine.

 

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1. How can you ask for the truth when you do not truthful live ?

††††††† †††††††A††††††††††††††††††† F#m†††††† †††††††††††††††††††B7†††††† E

††† How can you ask forgiveness when you don't forgive ?

†† A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††D†††††††††††† †††††A

††† I don't mean to bring you down or speak to you unkind,

††† †††††††A††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††E†††††††† ††††††A

††† but you can't be a beacon if your light don't shine.

 

+CHORUS

 

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2. How can you ask a child to be honest and true,

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††† when he can only judge what's right by what he sees in you ?

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††† How can you offer vision, yet walk around blind ?

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††† no, you can't see a beacon if it's light don't shine.

 

(orig. moves up a full note to capo 4th here)†† +CHORUS

 

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3. May God's love surround you, may you find a brighter day,

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††† may He grant you the peace you seek in every way.

††††† A†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††D†††††† †††††††A

††† God's light burns in each life, yours and mine,

††††††††††††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††††† A

††† and you can be a beacon if you'll just let it shine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

†† A

You can be a beacon if you let it shine,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††E

you can be a beacon if you let it shine.

††† A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E††††††††††††††††† D††††††††† A

There's a little light in all of us by God's design,

A†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† E†††† ††A

you can be a beacon if you let it shine.

 

(orig. moves up a full note to capo 6th here)

 

+last CHORUS (2x) ....

 

(orig. = capo 2nd; video = capo 3rd)††† (Donna Fargo)