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Birthday Song

Representative Text

1 For our pleasant birthdays,
While we gladly sing,
For our years so happy,
Lord, our gifts we bring;
For thy love, dear Saviour,
For thy tender care,
Thankful hearts we give thee,
Hear our birthday pray'r.

2 Many little children
Now are sick or sad,
These will we remember,
Help to make them glad;
May we truly love thee,
Thy dear children be;
Take our lives, Lord Jesus,
All our days for thee.

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #115

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: For our pleasant birthdays
Title: Birthday Song
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Source: "Song and Study for God's Little Ones"
Language: English
Copyright: Public domain.



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Action Songs for Boys and Girls, Vol.5 #d3

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Bible Study Songs #115

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Life Songs #229

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Song and Study for God's Little Ones #33

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