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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Stepping stones to Jesus

Stepping stones to Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Stepping-stones to Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Stepping-stones to Jesus
All our joys may be,
Used with glad thanksgiving
For his love so free.
Many, many blessings
In our pathway fall,
Stepping-stones to Jesus
We may find them all.

Refrain:
Looking for the stepping-stones
Placed along life’s way;
Looking for the stepping-stones,
We find them ev’ry day;
Stepping-stones to Jesus,
Stepping-stones to Jesus,
Looking for the stepping-stones,
We find them ev’ry day.

2 Stepping-stones to Jesus,
Leading to his feet,
Are the little trials,
Which we daily meet;
Ev’ry need that presses,
Ev’ry vexing care,
Ev’ry disappointment,
Ev’ry cross we bear. [Refrain]

3 Stepping-stones to Jesus,
All the pure delight
In his works of beauty,
All things fair and bright.
Ev’ry sweet affection,
Tender human love,
Brought in consecration
To the Friend above. [Refrain]

4 Stepping-stones to Jesus,
Blessed means of grace;
Prayer and sweet communion
In the sacred place;
Ev’ry self-denial
For the Master’s cause,
Each renewed obeying
Of his holy laws. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #73

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: Stepping stones to Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Looking for the stepping stones

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Joyful Sound #73

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Junior Songs #122

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Sacred Trio #245

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #165

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The Sacred Trio #245

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