Search the scriptures daily

Search the scriptures daily

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Search the Scriptures daily]
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1 Search the Scriptures daily
For your daily need,
On their precious manna
Hungry souls may feed;
For each hour’s enriching
Shines a starry gem,
Some sweet promise–find it,
In truth’s diadem.

Search the Scriptures daily,
Written for all, written for you;
Search the Scriptures daily,
God’s own word so true.

2 Search the Scriptures daily,
For they testify
Of our Lord and Saviour,
How he came to die;
Of his resurrection,
Of his life above,
Of his great salvation,
And his mighty love. [Refrain]

3 Search the Scriptures daily
With a humble pray’r,
That the Holy Spirit
Guide your searchings there;
If his light illumine
Ev’ry page we turn,
What ennobling lessons
We shall surely learn. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #143

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: Search the scriptures daily
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #143

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