Haste, haste, haste in the business of the King

Haste, haste, haste in the business of the King

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Haste, haste, haste, in the business of the King]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Haste, haste, haste, in the business of the King,
While, to do his bidding, golden hours are on the wing;
Step, step, step, in his footprints, day by day,
Spreading joy around you making sunshine by the way.

Chorus:
Lift your voice with gladness, and aloud his praises sing,
Haste, haste, haste, in the business of the King;
Till the gates shall open, and the harps of glory ring,
Haste, haste, haste, in the business of the King.

2 Haste, haste, haste, in the business of the King,
Not to worldly pleasures, not to selfish int’rests cling;
Tell, tell, tell the sweet story of his grace,
Strive to rescue others, while the moments fly apace. [Chorus]

3 Haste, haste, haste, in the business of the King,
Ere the day declining shall its lingth’ning shadows fling;
Love, love, love, makes his service a delight,
Give your all to Jesus; you shall walk with him in white. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #83

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: Haste, haste, haste in the business of the King
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Lift your voice with gladness

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #70

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #413

Song Evangel #d31

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #83

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The Redeemer's Praise #40

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