Tell the Whole Wide World

Tell the whole wide world of Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Tell the whole wide world of Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Tell the whole wide world of Jesus,
Bear the news from shore to shore;
Telling sinners of the Savior,
Let the light spread more and more.

Tell the world, the whole wide world,
Bear the news from shore to shore;
Tell the whole wide world of Jesus,
Praise His name forevermore!

2. Send abroad the Gospel heralds,
Let them take the blessèd light;
Into every land of darkness,
Piercing through the shades of night. [Refrain]

3. Yes, we’ll send the joyful message,
Over mountain, over wave;
Telling everywhere of Jesus,
And His mighty power to save. [Refrain]

4. While we pray for other nations,
Send them help with willing hand,
Let us not forget the home fields,
Jesus for our native land! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6547

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: Tell the whole wide world of Jesus
Title: Tell the Whole Wide World
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell the world, the whole wide world
Copyright: Public Domain



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