The Children's Offering

Representative Text

1 Flowers breathe their fragrance,
Birds give their song,
Stars shine in beauty
All the night long,
Voices of nature
Praises repeat;
What can the children
Lay at his feet?

When thro' his mercy
Jesus we meet,
We will our bright crowns
Lay at his feet.

2 Thoughts pure and holy,
Words kind and true,
All gentle service,
Little hands do;
Work for our Master,
Joyful and sweet,
Prayer for his kingdom
Lay at his feet. [Chorus]

3 Faith that will trust him,
Hope that will smile,
Though clouds may cover
Blue skies awhile;
Hearts that will always
With his love beat;
Children, these treasures
Lay at his feet. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #127

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: Flowers breathe their fragrance
Title: The Children's Offering
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When through His mercy Jesus we meet
Copyright: Public Domain



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