Live to Be a Blessing

Live to be a blessing in this world of ours

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Live to be a blessing in this world of ours]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Live to be a blessing in this world of ours;
Like the golden sunshine, like the silver show’rs,
Waken seeds of gladness in the dreary hours;
Live to be a blessing.

Refrain:
More and more,
More and more,
Let his praise abound,
Scatter joy around;
More and more,
More and more,
Live to be a blessing.

2 Keeping close to Jesus, let his peace abide,
Let your life flow onward, in a broad’ning tide,
Fed from fountains rising from his riven side;
Live to be a blessing. [Refrain]

3 Live to be a blessing, wheresoever sent,
In the Master’s service let your days be spent;
Humbly strive to follow as his footsteps went;
Live to be a blessing. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #88

Author: E. 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: Live to be a blessing in this world of ours
Title: Live to Be a Blessing
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: More and more, More and more

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #174

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #88

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