As We Pass Along

We're a band of pilgrims on life's upward way

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [We're a band of pilgrims on life's upward way]
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1 We’re a band of pilgrims on life’s upward way,
In our mighty Leader trusting day by day;
May his grace abounding make us brave and strong,
Helping one another as we pass along.

Helping hands, loving hearts,
Fill the world with sunshine and rejoicing song;
Helping hands, loving hearts,
Helping one another as we pass along.

2 None of us too lowly some good work to do,
Helping in the Master’s service, brave and true;
Grateful for the blessings that around us throng,
Helping one another as we pass along. [Chorus]

3 Lifting one who falters to a surer hold,
Show’ring love’s bright treasures, richer far than gold;
Holding up our banner, right will conquer wrong,
Helping one another as we pass along. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #71

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: We're a band of pilgrims on life's upward way
Title: As We Pass Along
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Helping hands, loving hearts
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #71

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