Loving and giving

Give, little sunbeams, golden bright

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Give, little sunbeams, golden bright] (Dodworth)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Give, little sunbeams, golden bright,
Give to the world your cheery light.
Give, little welcome drops of rain,
Till thirsty meadows smile again.

Giving and loving, loving and giving,
So we find the good of living:
Giving our hearts at the Saviour’s call;
Love is the very best gift of all.

2 Give, little flowers, fresh and fair,
Breathing sweet perfume on the air.
Give, little birds, your spring-time glee,
Filling the woods with melody. [Refrain]

3 Give, little children, day by day,
Helping each other as you may.
What can we give our Saviour King?
Love is the best gift we can bring. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns and Carols #23

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: Give, little sunbeams, golden bright
Title: Loving and giving
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Giving and loving
Copyright: Public Domain



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