My Heart Breathes a Welcome

In youth’s sunny morning, while gay blossoms spring

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [In youth's sunny morning, while gay blossoms spring]
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1 In youth’s sunny morning, while gay blossoms spring,
And carols of joy fill the air,
My heart breathes a welcome to Jesus my King,
Who came as a Child, pure and fair.

A welcome to Jesus my heart breathes today;
To Him will I joyfully sing;
The Child who was born in the land far away,
Is now my Redeemer and King.

2 His merciful arms still His children enfold;
His blessing enriches our ways;
My life’s loving service I would not withhold,
But cheerfully give Him my days. [Refrain]

3 A welcome, glad welcome, to Jesus my Lord,
Who came to redeem me from sin;
His mercies, like sunbeams, are round me outpoured;
A crown, by His grace, I shall win. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #121

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: In youth’s sunny morning, while gay blossoms spring
Title: My Heart Breathes a Welcome
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A welcome to Jesus my heart breathes today
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #121

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