O, to Be More Tender

O to be more tender

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O to be more tender]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O to be more tender,
Merciful and kind,
Grateful for the blessings
We may daily find;
Sowing all around us
Precious seeds of love,
Bringing unto others
Sunbeams from above.

2 O to be more noble,
Scorning all that’s wrong,
Pure and glad and truthful,
Filling life with song;
Trustful toward our Father,
Toward our neighbor, too,
Seeing thro’ the shadows
Gleams of shining blue.

3 O to be more humble,
Like our lowly King,
Casting care upon him,
Resting ‘neath his wing;
O to be more holy,
Growing in his grace,
Till, beyond the river,
We behold his face!

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #155

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 to be more tender
Title: O, to Be More Tender
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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