Have we laid up our treasures in heaven

Have we laid up our treasures in heaven

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Have we laid up our treasures in heaven]
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1 Have we laid up our treasures in heaven?
The land where no moth shall consume,
No beautiful links shall be riven,
No frost blight the lily’s fair bloom.

Wonderful treasures, heavenly pleasures,
Never to perish, nor fade away;
Wonderful treasures, heavenly pleasures,
Are we laying up treasures today?

2 Have we laid up our treasures by caring
For those who are lonely and sad?
Each gift and each happiness sharing,
To make others grateful and glad. [Refrain]

3 Have we laid up our treasures by trusting
The Father, whose help is no nigh?
Our lives to his counsel adjusting,
And serving the Master on high? [Refrain]

4 Have we laid up our treasures in heaven,
Rich treasures of faith, hope and love?
If so, what bright stars shall be given,
What blessings await us above! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #36

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 >

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First Line: Have we laid up our treasures in heaven
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Wonderful treasures, heavenly pleasures
Copyright: Public Domain


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