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The Lord hath made this world of ours

The Lord hath made this world of ours

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [The Lord hath made this world of ours]
Published in 12 hymnals

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Full Text

1 The Lord hath made this world of ours
Most beautiful and bright,
The golden sun to rule by day,
The moon and stars by night;
But souls are wand'ring far from him,
In darkened paths astray;
So make me, Saviour, more and more,
A light along the way.

Chorus:
A light along the way,
Make me, dear Lord, I pray;
Love's happy rays show forth thy praise,
A light along the way.
A light along the way,
Make me, dear Lord, I pray;
Love's happy rays
Show forth thy praise,
A light along the way.

2 So many need a helping hand,
A kindly word of cheer,
To tell them of the mighty Friend
Whose grace is always near.
O make me prompt to hear thy voice,
And ready to obey,
That I may be, to saddened hearts,
A light along the way. [Chorus]

3 Some lives shine out like beacons grand,
Some seem but candles small,
But if we truly shine for him,
The Lord hath need of all.
O may his Spirit fill my soul
And lead me, day by day,
That, tho' unworthy, I shall be
A light along the way. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #38

Author: E. 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: The Lord hath made this world of ours
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: A light along the way

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11440
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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