Help to set the world rejoicing

O to set the world rejoicing every day

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O to set the world rejoicing every day]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O to set the world rejoicing ev’ry day!
O to scatter brightest roses in the way!
O to bring to all the year the smiles of May!
We can do it, we can do it, if we try.

Refrain:
We can do it if we try, you and I,
When upon the gracious Savior we rely;
Help to set the world rejoicing, help to clear a darken’d sky,
Help to bring the blessed sunshine from on high.

2 O to pluck from thorny paths a weed or two,
By some little friendly deed that we may do!
O to print above the clouds to heaven’s blue!
We can do it, we can do it, if we try. [Refrain]

3 O to give a kindly word, a look of cheer!
O to whisper of the loving Friend so near!
O to bring Love’s everlasting kingdom here!
We can do it, we can do it, if we try. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #34

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 set the world rejoicing every day
Title: Help to set the world rejoicing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: We can do it if we try

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #160

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #160

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Songs of Matchless Love #34

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Sunday School Voices #50

Sunny Songs for Little Folks No.l #d38

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