The whole world needs the gospel

The whole world needs the gospel

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The whole world needs the gospel]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 The whole world needs the gospel,
Good tidings from above,
The message of salvation
Of God’s redeeming love.
O be it ours to send it
Wherever souls may be,
Across the hills and valleys
Across the rolling sea.

Refrain:
The whole world, the whole world,
Needs now the Word of Life so free,
The whole world, the whole world,
Needs Him who saveth you and me.

2 The whole world needs the gospel,
“Go ye,” the Master said,
And when we do His errands,
In His own steps we tread.
For He came down from heaven,
To do His Father’s will,
To seek and save lost sinners,
His work we’ll follow still. [Refrain]

3 The whole world needs the gospel,
The Word of living light;
To drive away the darkness
Of sin’s long, gloomy night.
We’ll bear the blessed story,
Like morning sunshine fair,
We’ll tell the world of Jesus,
That all our joy may share. [Refrain]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #46

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 >

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First Line: The whole world needs the gospel
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Best Endeavor Hymns: especially for use in Christian endeavor societies, young people's meetings, Sunday schools, and general church work #10Page Scan
Hallowed Hymns #d229
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #46TextPage Scan
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #46TextAudioPage Scan
Missionary Hymnal #d70



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