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Open Thy Windows

Glory to God for His sunshine is free

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Glory to God for His sunshine is free]
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Glory to God for His sunshine is free,
Light, blessed light in the Saviour for thee;
Waiting to banish the darkness of sin,
Open thy windows and let it shine in.

Refrain:
Open thy windows, the light will shine
Into thy soul bringing glory divine;
Let it shine in,
Let it shine in,
The saving light of Jesus.

2 Wonderful light, for salvation it brings,
Healing and peace from its life-giving wings;
Ready this moment its work to begin,
Open thy windows and let it shine in. [Refrain]

3 Light of salvation, oh, welcome its ray,
Beautiful token of heaven's bright day;
Over all shadows the vict'ry 'twill win,
Open thy windows and let it shine in. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: E. 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: Glory to God for His sunshine is free
Title: Open Thy Windows
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Open thy windows, the light will shine

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
Text

Coronation Hymns #8

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Diadems #98

Service in Song #d26

The Evangel #d31

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The New Canadian Hymnal #30

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The Very Best #9

Treasured Hymns #d39

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