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Up and Doing

Hear the Master as he bade farewell

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Hear the Master as he bade farewell]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the Master as he bade farewell;
This the message, Christian, go and tell;
Tell the story of his pow’r to save,
Since his life he gave.

Up and doing, at the King’s command,
Ev’rywhere will go the herald band;
Spread the Gospel, spread the Gospel,
Send its light to ev’ry land.

2 Humbly listen to the King’s command,
Bear good tidings now to ev’ry land;
“Unto all the world” his word must go,
Blessing to bestow. [Chorus]

3 Onward marching, at the King’s command,
Hasten, hasten, in a work so grand,
Till the nations see the heav’nly Light—
Know his saving might. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #150

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: Hear the Master as he bade farewell
Title: Up and Doing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Up and doing, at the King's command
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13721
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The Cyber Hymnal #13721

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