1 Shine forth, shine forth, O children of the Light!
Reflect, reflect His glory bright;
The mighty Sun of Righteousness,
Who waits the world to bless.
Shine forth with beams of love and gladness,
Shine forth amid the clouds of sadness,
Joy and comfort bringing;
Shine forth for Jesus lives in glory,
As children of the Light,
O shine for Jesus!
2 Give thanks, give thanks, for mercies like the dew,
Give thanks, give thanks for blessings true,
Let Jesus, dwelling in your heart,
More light, more love impart. [Refrain]
3 Rejoice, rejoice in all His works today,
Rejoice, rejoice, His cross display,
Till others see the living light,
And darkness takes its flight. [Refrain]
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 >