O let memory be a blessing

O let memory be a blessing

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O let memory be a blessing]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O let mem’ry be a blessing,
Fragrant with unfading flow’rs,
Blossoms that will bear transplanting,
To the lovely Eden bowers;
Let it be a goodly garner
Stored with sheaves of golden grain,
Gleaned from fields of earnest effort,
Fruits of everlasting gain.

Refrain:
O let mem’ry be a blessing,
Freighted with the words divine,
Thro’ life’s pilgrimage, remember
Truths that shall forever shine.

2 O let mem’ry be a blessing,
Filled with treasure from above,
Bright with grateful recollections
Of a Savior’s tender love;
Let his promises so precious
Safe within its keeping lie,
Passing thro’ some lonely valley,
They will cheer us, by and by. [Refrain]

3 O let mem’ry be a blessing,
To its sacred care confide
Only that which helps us upward,
Let the pure and true abide.
Cherish all that’s fair and noble,
Make the tapestries of thought,
Beautiful with royal colors,
For the Heav’nly Palace wrought. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #22

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: O let memory be a blessing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #56

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #56

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Songs of the Century #22

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Sunday-School Praises #146

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