Help the one next to you

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1 Help the one next to you, hold out your hand,
Help him the forces of sin to withstand;
Comfort and cheer him whatever befall,
Lead him to Jesus, the best Friend of all.

Refrain:
Help the one next to you, Help him today!
Help him with heart and hand;
The good work will grow,
And the seed that you sow,
Will ripen in ev’ry land.

2 Help the one next to you, passing along,
Give the glad message, or lift up a song,
Say a kind word that comes warm from the heart,
He needs a blessing that you can impart. [Refrain]

3 Help the one next to you, only begin,
New fields of effort you’ll certainly win;
Wider and wider, the circle will grow,
Onward and onward, your influence flow. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #148

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: Help the one next to you
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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