Only to follow, day by day

Only to follow, day by day

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Only to follow, day by day]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Only to follow, day by day,
Just as the Master leads the way,
Taking each step that leads above
In the bright sunshine of His love.

Refrain:
Happy days, yes, happy days;
Faithful in service, joyful with praise;
Happy days, yes, happy days,
Walking with Jesus in His ways.

2 Only His least command to heed,
Letting His fullness meet our need;
Loyal to Him thro’ good and ill,
Finding His grace sufficient still. [Refrain]

3 Only to trust Him all the white,
Trusting, while days of pleasure smile,
Trusting, when tears of sorrow fall,
Proving His presence, more than all. [Refrain]

4 Only in Jesus to abide,
Cleansing the soul in Calv’ry’s tide,
Only to praise Him more and more,
Till face to face on Eden’s shore. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #99

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: Only to follow, day by day
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Happy days, yes, happy days

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