Making Others Happy

Making others happy, 'Tis a blessed art

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Making others happy, 'tis a blessed art]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Making others happy—‘tis a blessed art
Taught by God’s own Spirit to the willing heart;
Sharing little pleasures, hiding little woes,
In life’s tangled thickets we may plant a rose.

Chorus:
Making others happy, making others happy,
Throwing light around us, songs of joy we sing;
Making others happy, making others happy,
Ringing hallelujahs to our Savior King.

2 Keeping close to Jesus, we His life will share,
Fitted for His service, ready ev’rywhere;
Cups of living water we will gladly bring,
Kindness overflowing from the hidden spring. [Chorus]

3 Making others happy, we’ll be happy too;
Ev’ry self-denial brings a joy so true;
But the sweetest portion of our bliss will be
When the Master tells us, “Ye have gladdened me.” [Chorus]


Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #46

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 >

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First Line: Making others happy, 'Tis a blessed art
Title: Making Others Happy
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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