'Tis a Grand Work, Winning Souls

'Tis a good work, grand work, this of winning souls

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Tis a good work, grand work, this of winning souls]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Tis a good work, grand work, this of winning souls;
Oh, the tide of joy like a river rolls,
And the peace of God the trusting heart controls,
Winning precious souls for Jesus.

‘Tis a grand work, winning souls!
‘Tis a glorious work, winning souls!
Heaven’s bliss is nearer and the Savior dearer,
‘Tis a grand work, winning souls.

2 OH, ‘tis sweet to live so near the Master’s side,
All the pow’r we need from his grace supplied,
Leading weary wand’rers to the Crucified,
Winning precious souls for Jesus. [Chorus]

3 We can throw a light across a darkened way,
A bright sunny gleam from the Land of Day,
We can show his love in all we do and say,
Winning precious souls for Jesus. [Chorus]

4 Let us work away until the evenfall,
Till the starry hour when the angels call;
Then a crown of life beyond the jasper wall,—
Glory evermore to Jesus. [Chorus]

Source: Songs for Work and Worship #39

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: 'Tis a good work, grand work, this of winning souls
Title: 'Tis a Grand Work, Winning Souls
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: 'Tis a grand work, winning souls
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

New Anti-Saloon Songs #d101

New Anti-Saloon Songs #d101

Riches of Grace a Collection of New Songs and Standard Hymns #E231

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Songs for Work and Worship #39

Songs of Conquest No. l #d95

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Spirit and Life No. 2 #39

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #73

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