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Helped by helping others

Helped by helping others

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Helped by helping others]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Helped by helping others;
‘Tis a golden rule,
Learned by happy lessons
In the Master’s school;
In the daily conflict
We shall stronger grow,
If we help another
Overcome the foe.

Refrain:
Helping others, ‘tis a blessed way,
Helping other, practice it today;
Helped by helping others, ‘tis the way that wins,
Helped by helping others, heav’nly joy begins.

2 If we lift a neighbor
To a nobler plane,
On the mount of blessing,
Higher ground we gain;
Taking from His shoulder
Heavy loads of care,
Lighter seems the burden
WE ourselves must bear. [Refrain]

3 If we love the Master,
Not for self we live;
Strength and sunny gladness
We must freely give;
Cheering up a comrade,
As we pass along,
Love’s sweet notes reecho,
Fill our hearts with song. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #47

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: Helped by helping others
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Helping others, 'tis a blessed way

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Exalted Praise #47

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Our Hymns #34

The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d113

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