1 Let the blessed love-light linger as the days are flying past,
Let it be among the precious things that last;
Let it light the way around us with a warm and cheery ray,
Chasing dark and gloomy shadows far away.
Let it linger,
Let it sparkle in our faces as we go;
It will brighten ev’ry day,
It will drive the clouds away,
Till the world with heav’nly beams is all aglow.
2 Let the blessed love-light linger as it gleams from Bethlehem’s Star,
Sending happy rays to distant lands afar;
As it streams with softened radiance from the cross on Calv’ry’s hill,
Leading sinners to the only Savior still. [Refrain]
3 Let the blessed love-light linger, O let Jesus dwell within,
For his presence drives away the clouds of sin;
Let not proud nor selfish motives cast a shadow o’er the heart,
For the Savior’s pow’r can bid them all depart. [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: Blessed Love-LightFirst Line: Let the blessed love-light linger as the days are flying pastTune Title: [Let the blessed love-light linger as the days are flying past]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1900