All Over the World

Bear the good tidings all over the world

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Bear the good tidings all over the world]
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. Bear the good tidings all over the world,
Let the bright banner of love be unfurled,
Wherever sorrow and sin shall be found,
There let the news of salvation resound.

All over the world,
All over the world,
Let the bright banner of love be unfurled,
All over the world.

2. Plant in the wilderness Sharon’s sweet rose,
Blessing will follow wherever it goes;
Led, onward led by the Lord’s guiding hand,
Open fresh springs in the dry, thirsty land. [Refrain]

3. Think of the millions who never have heard
One precious promise from God’s holy Word;
Think of the lives marred and darkened by sin,
Tell them the story that brings light within. [Refrain]

4. Oh, what a song shall in Heaven be sung!
By every nation and kindred and tongue;
Some may be there through our efforts and prayer,
Joy everlasting together we’ll share. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #109

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: Bear the good tidings all over the world
Title: All Over the World
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All over the world
Copyright: Public Domain



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