1 Live to be a blessing, carry hope and cheer
Into darkened places, rays of hope and cheer;
Trusting in your Saviour, in His footsteps go;
Let His life, unhindered, thro’ your actions flow.
Live to be a blessing! time is on the wing!
Up, and look about you! help the world to sing;
If you give to others, grace will He bestow;
Like the stars unnumbered will your blessings grow.
2 Live to be a blessing, like the morning dew
To the summer blowing, bearing joy anew;
Bring a sweet refreshing to some fainting heart;
Unto someone burdened, kindly help impart. [Refrain]
3 Live to be a blessing! Go from place to place
With the love of Jesus shining in your face;
Where you find the needy, take His mercies there;
Freely now with others all your blessings share. [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: Live to Be a BlessingFirst Line: Live to be a blessing carry hope and cheerTune Title: [Live to be a blessing carry hope and cheer]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1916Subject: Exhortation | ; Patriotic | ; Work |