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Keep the Household Angels Singing

Keep the household angels singing, singing

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Keep the household angels singing, singing]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Keep the household angels singing, singing;
Keep the pleasant music ringing, ringing;
Gentle love and cheerfulness
Shall our happy firesides bless;
Keep the household angels singing.

’Tis love that makes the home so happy,
Love that makes the home so bright;
With all her sister angels
Arrayed in heav’nly light,
’Tis love, love that makes the home so bright.

2 Joyful be our voices singing, singing;
Hearts with grateful music ringing, ringing;
Daily trials, daily care,
Patience shows us how to bear;
Keep the household angels singing. [Refrain]

3 Words of truth and kindness singing, singing;
Help to one another bringing, bringing;
Having charity for all,
Trusting God, whate’er befall,
Keep the household angels singing. [Refrain]

Pentecostal Hymns: Five and Six, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

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: Keep the household angels singing, singing
Title: Keep the Household Angels Singing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis love that makes the home so happy



Timeless Truths #684
  • Keep_the_Household_Angels_Singing.pdf (PDF)
  • Keep_the_Household_Angels_Singing.xml (XML)


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