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Gather the Children In

Go out in the highway, the dear Master said

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Go out in the highway, the dear Master said]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 “Go out in the highway,” the dear Master said;
Gather the children in;
In sweet blooming pastures the lambs must be fed,
Gather the children in.

Gather them into the Shepherd’s fold;
Gather them in from the storms and cold,
Do not forget that the Master said;
“Let them come unto me.”

2 O lead them to Jesus, He’ll bless them today;
Gather the children in;
And teach them to walk in the heaven-ward way,
Gather the children in. [Refrain]

3 There’s room in our classes, there’s room in our hearts,
Gather the children in;
The Master the pow’r of His Spirit imparts,
Gather the children in. [Refrain]

4 Let eyes beam with kindness, let hearts throb with love,
Gather the children in;
And there shall be joy in the Temple above,
Gather the children in. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #64

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: Go out in the highway, the dear Master said
Title: Gather the Children In
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gather them into the Shepherd's fold
Copyright: Public Domain


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Uplifted Voices #64

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