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Blessed is the service of our Lord and King

Blessed is the service of our Lord and King

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Blessed is the service of our Lord and King]
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blessèd is the service of our Lord and king,
Precious are the jewels we may help to bring;
Down the passing ages words of counsel ring,
He that winneth souls is wise.

He that winneth souls is wise;
In the home beyond the skies,
There’s a crown of glory, oh, the wondrous prize!
He that winneth souls is wise.

2 In the quiet home life, showing love’s bright ray,
More and more like Jesus, living every day,
We may guide a dear one to the heav’nward way,
He that winneth souls is wise. [Refrain]

3 Out upon the highway, going forth with prayer,
For the lost and straying, seeking everywhere,
Close beside the Shepherd, we His joy may share,
He that winneth souls is wise. [Refrain]

4 Sow beside all waters, sow the Gospel seed,
Here a word in season, there a loving deed;
Sinners to the Savior, be it ours to lead,
He that winneth souls is wise. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11411

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: Blessed is the service of our Lord and King
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: He that winneth souls is wise



The Cyber Hymnal #11411
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The Cyber Hymnal #11411

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
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