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She hath done what she could

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1 She hath done what she could, and the lovely perfume
So meekly poured out at his feet
Is lingering still, till it fills the whole world
With fragrance enduring and sweet.

“She hath done what she could,”
“She hath done what she could;”
How precious these words of the Lord!
Unending the honor the Master conferred,
And royal the praise of his word.

2 She hath done what she could, all unheeding the scorn
Of those who her act would deride;
But precious the blessing the Master bestows,
And happy her place at his side. [Refrain]

3 She hath done what she could, for she gave not alone
The ointment, tho’ costly and rare,
Her heart’s adoration, the wealth of its love,
Flowed freely and measureless there. [Refrain]

4 Let us do what we can; we can bring him our hearts,
Our best, willing service today;
Then Mary’s sweet blessing will also be ours,
And his be the glory for aye. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #6

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: She hath done what she could
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



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Joyful Sound #6

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Sacred Trio #184

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The Sacred Trio #184

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