Out in the World

Out in the wide world, out in its strife

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Out in the wide world, out in its strife]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out in the wide world, out in its strife,
Out in the whirl of its busy life,
Take this old story, God’s loving call,
Wonderful gospel! Christ died for all.

Souls are perishing out in the world,
There let the banner of Christ be unfurled,
Over the waters and here at home,
Tell them of Jesus, O bid them come.

2 Out in the wide world, out in its night,
Carry the Bible, the book of light;
Give them the sunshine, light from above,
Take the good tidings, a Savior’s love. [Refrain]

3 Out in the wide world go in his might,
Go with your armor on, strong and bright,
Follow the Master where’er you may,
Filled with his Spirit, O work and pray. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #128

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: Out in the wide world, out in its strife
Title: Out in the World
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Souls are perishing out in the world
Copyright: Public Domain



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