Helpers are needed

Many the ways that we ought to set right

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Many the ways that we ought to set right]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Many the ways that we ought to set right,
Many dark corners that wait for the light;
Many good actions that ought to be done;
Helpers are needed; will you be one?

Refrain:
Will you be one? will you be one?
To hasten the Kingdom of God’s dear Son;
Will you be one? will you be one?
Helpers are needed; will you be one?

2 Many the battles His soldiers must fight,
Strengthened and led by His Spirit of might;
Up and be doing! the hours swiftly run;
Helpers are needed; will you be one? [Refrain]

3 Many the hearts that are broken with grief;
Whose gentle kindness will bring them relief?
Till in the west sinks the bright setting sun;
Helpers are needed; will you be one? [Refrain]

4 Happy the service when tendered our King;
Happy our song when some jewel we bring;
Blessed the servant who hears His “well done;”
Helpers are needed; will you be one? [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #201

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: Many the ways that we ought to set right
Title: Helpers are needed
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Will you be one

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