In your hand I see a little candle
Giving out a beautiful candlelight;
Let me assure you;
The impact it can make on the world,
No tongue can tell.
It is a precious commodity, this little candle;
Little as it may be;
Hence, no wind must you allow to blow off its light!
For, if it does, that may be the sad end
Of an otherwise beautiful story of your beautiful candlelight;
Tooth and nail you must fight,
To keep wind off the way of your little candlelight;
Let it burn and shine
And light up the world around you!
And don’t let it end there.
Share its light.
Pass it on to one unlit candle beside you;
And when you are done, let them in their turn,
Light one other candle beside them;
One little candle at a time,
Lighting one other candle next to it,
Call it “Operation light one candle at a time”;
And soon one billion candles you will see
Like one billion stars shining all at once
In this dark world of ours!
What a mighty light that would give!
And this is what the world needs.
Let your little candle
Start the light that will light the world.