The Gray and the Gold

Weavers are we at a wonderful loom

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Weavers are we at a wonderful loom]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weavers are we at a wonderful home,
Sometimes in sunshine and sometimes in gloom;
Weaving so slowly, one thread at a time,
Working away, till we hear the last chime.

Refrain:
Weaving, weaving a little each day,
Threads of gold and threads of gray;
Weaving in shadow and weaving in sun,
Weaving, we’re weaving till the web is done.

2 Ours not the wisdom to plan the design;
Only to follow it, line after line;
Taking our threads from the Master’s own hand,
Learning to use them, as He shall command. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ in our weakness, we make sad mistakes,
We have a Helper who never forsakes;
Take Him the tangles, and ask for His aid;
Christ is a Friend who will never upbraid. [Refrain]

4 Often the pattern looks dark to our eyes,
Heavenly beauty in mortal disguise;
On with the weaving! The gray and the gold
Finished, will sparkle with glory untold. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #109

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: Weavers are we at a wonderful loom
Title: The Gray and the Gold
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Weaving, weaving a little each day
Copyright: Public Domain

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