Fruitful Branches

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1 Are we fruitful branches
Of the living Vine?
Does his life flow freely
Into yours and mine?
Are we growing daily
In his blessed grace,
Bearing precious clusters,
Love, and joy, and peace.

Make us thine, dear Saviour,
Now and ever thine;
True and fruitful branches
Of the living Vine.

2 Ev'ry branch is cared for
By the Father's love,
Ev'ry clinging tendril
He will lift above;
What a sweet abiding
We may ever know,
From this vital union
Wondrous fruit will grow. [Chorus]

3 Rooted in the Saviour,
Growing in his love,
Lifting holy longings
To the light above;
Watered by his Spirit
We shall fruitful be,
Christ his life will give us
More abundantly. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #47

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are we faithful branches
Title: Fruitful Branches
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Make us Thine, dear Savior
Copyright: Public Domain


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