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The Voice of Thanksgiving

The voice of thanksgiving we cheerfully raise

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The voice of thanksgiving we cheerfully raise]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The voice of thanksgiving we cheerfully raise,
On this, our glad festival day;
The house of our God shall reecho with praise
For blessings He show’rs on our way.

We’ll praise Him, we’ll praise Him,
Our gifts on His altar we’ll lay;
We’ll praise Him, we’ll praise Him,
On this, our glad festival day.

2 He brightens the day with His sunbeams of love,
The nights, with the stars of His grace;
In ev’ry sweet token that comes from above,
His goodness and mercy we trace. [Refrain]

3 We come to His temple with carols of joy;
His care and His guidance extol;
Our strength in His service we’ll early employ,
And sing, “Bless the Lord, O my soul.” [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #89

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: The voice of thanksgiving we cheerfully raise
Title: The Voice of Thanksgiving
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: We'll praise Him, we'll praise Him
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Gospel Herald in Song #89

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Inspiring songs No. 1 #125

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Sunshine No. 2 #78

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