Showering and shining sweet blessing

Be like the Father, says Jesus to me

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [“Be like the Father,” says Jesus to me]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 “Be like the Father,” says Jesus to me,
“Born of his Spirit,” be joyous and free;
Showing the sinner there’s mercy above,
Show’ring and shining the blessings of love.

Refrain:
Show’ring and shining sweet blessings, bright sunbeams,
Show’ring and shining the blessings of love.

2 “Be like the Father,” receiving his grace,
Seeing unclouded the light of his face;
This is the life that my Saviour commands,
Lift me, O Christ, by thy life-giving hands! [Refrain]

3 “Be like the Father,” then must I abide
Under the fountain of Calvary’s tide;
Freshly anoint me, dear Saviour, I pray,
Bless me with purity, keep me today. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #73

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 >

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First Line: Be like the Father, says Jesus to me
Title: Showering and shining sweet blessing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #73

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