Lesson Hymn

Representative Text

1 Voices to us are calling,
Calling from far away,
"Send us the news of Jesus,
Send us the gospel day."

Chorus:
Light, light, shining for me,
Beautiful light of love;
Light, light, shining for me,
Guiding my steps above.

2 Jesus alone can save me;
I must his word believe,
And in my heart, so gladly,
Heavenly light receive. [Chorus]

3 Light from my precious Bible
Like a pure, golden ray,
Falls on the path before me,
Helping me ev'ry day. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #43

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: Voices to us are calling
Title: Lesson Hymn
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Light, light, shining for me

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Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #43

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