Wherever You May Be

On the land, on the sea

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [On the land, on the sea]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 On the land, on the sea,
Wherever you may be,
Bearing witness for your Lord,
In your work day by day,
His blessed voice obey,
Guided by His faithful word.

Refrain:
Ev’rywhere, ev’rywhere,
Let the world your glorious Saviour see,
Joy to make it known,
You are His alone,
To Him all the praise shall be.

2 Keep your aim high and true;
Whatever you may do,
Seek the honor of your King;
Humbly seek for each hour
His Spirit’s wondrous pow’r,
Ev’ry need to Jesus bring. [Refrain]

3 Let your hand freely sow,
Wherever you may go,
Living seeds of faith and love,
Springing up by the way,
Until the Harvest day,
When the reapers meet above. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #173

Author: E. 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: On the land, on the sea
Title: Wherever You May Be
Author: E. E. Hewitt

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