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The Candle Song (Like a candle flame)

Like a candle flame
Flickering small in our darkness
Uncreated light
Shines through infant eyes

God is with us, alleluia (Men)
God is with us, alleluia (Women)
Come to save us, alleluia (Men)
Come to save us (Women)
Alleluia! (All)

Stars and angels sing
Yet the earth sleeps in shadows
Can this tiny spark
Set a world on fire?

Yet his light shall shine
From our lives, Spirit blazing
As we touch the flame
Of his holy fire

Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 1988 Make Way Music,

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  • Comment Link Andy Monday, 23 November 2015 16:07 posted by Andy

    The sheet music button/link is just below the lyrics. Can you see it?

  • Comment Link Catherine Fleming Monday, 23 November 2015 10:37 posted by Catherine Fleming

    just like Sue Nichols I would love to get hold of the sheet music for this beautiful song. I couldn't find the link on your webiste that you mentioned

  • Comment Link doreen Nightingale Thursday, 25 December 2014 18:07 posted by doreen Nightingale

    This is beautiful; it is in 'Singing the Faith' (Methodist) we sang it at a party; I asked them to join in the chorus. The refrain is lovely sung in two parts, it could be men/women. Remember the long note at the end!

  • Comment Link Admin Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:39 posted by Admin

    Rodney, left or right click the SHEET MUSIC tab beneath the lyrics to download the sheet music. Free to use as long as your church has a CCL licence.

  • Comment Link Rodney Richards Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:30 posted by Rodney Richards

    Hi Graham,
    I am the Choirmaster at Carclaze Methodist Church in St Austell. Services often include your music in Mission Praise and my favourite is Shine Jesus Shine. I was so inspired to hear The Candle Song on Songs of Praise last Sunday. Is it possible to purchase this music.

  • Comment Link Abigail Artola Friday, 14 December 2012 14:41 posted by Abigail Artola

    The children at St May and St Pancras sing this incredibly beautiful song every year at their Christingle and Nativity. I am so happy their lovely music teacher gave me the details for this link. I now have it on my iPod playlist.

  • Comment Link Admin Monday, 12 November 2012 13:52 posted by Admin

    Hi Sue, we don't sell sheet music on the site but you can download the sheet music for free by clicking the SHEET MUSIC link below the lyrics above as long as you have a CCL licence. Admin.

  • Comment Link Sue Nicholls Saturday, 10 November 2012 09:19 posted by Sue Nicholls

    Dear Graham
    Do you sell the sheet music of 'Candle flame'? As an author with the same publishers, I know it appears in A & C Black's 'Everyone's singing, Lord' but that's not the quite the same version as performed on your recording.

    I'd love my choir to sing this anthem at our Advent service!

    Best wishes

    Sue Nicholls

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