Help Us to Help Others Today

Dear Lord, by the might of Thy Spirit Divine

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Dear Lord, by the might of Thy Spirit Divine]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Dear Lord, by the might of Thy Spirit Divine,
Help us to help others today;
O, grant that Thy light may thro’ us freely shine,
Help us to help others today.

Refrain:
Help us to help others today,
To save some from life’s downward way;
Help us to be faithful and work while we pray,
Help us to help others today.

2 Speak Thou thro’ our lips when Thy message we bring;
Help us to help others today;
And make our lives tell for our Saviour and King;
Help us to help others today. [Refrain]

3 With hearts overflowing, O Lord, with Thy love,
Help us to help others today;
Endue us with wisdom and pow’r from above,
Help us to help others today. [Refrain]

4 To make this world brighter with heavenly rays,
Help us to help others today;
To waken new songs for eternity’s days,
Help us to help others today. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #31

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: Dear Lord, by the might of Thy Spirit Divine
Title: Help Us to Help Others Today
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Help us to help others today



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