Little lights are shining

Little lights are shining

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Little lights are shining]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Little lights are shining
To the Saviour’s praise;
Little feet are marching
In His pleasant ways.

Marching, marching,
In His ways so bright;
Marching, onward marching,
Children of the Light.

2 Shining all for Jesus,
Every passing day,
When we try to please Him,
And His word obey. [Refrain]

3 Shining all for Jesus,
Showing forth His love;
He’s our precious Saviour,
He’s our Friend above. [Refrain]

4 Shining all for Jesus;
As we onward go,
Little rays of gladness
We around us throw. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #300

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: Little lights are shining
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Marching marching in his ways
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Children's Praises #d36

Primary Teachers' Manual #d39

The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d113

The Praise Hymnal #300

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #177

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d122

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The Sunday School Hymnal #300

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The Sunday School Hymnal #300

Treasure Songs for Schools and Churches #d135

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