Buds and blossoms of the spring

Buds and blossoms of the spring

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Buds and blossoms of the spring,
Bloom to praise the heav’nly King;
Let the joyful news be spread,
Christ is risen from the dead.

Ever living, loving Friend,
Now to Thee our songs ascend;
Make us pure in heart, that we
May the heav’nly vision see.

2 Empty now the Savior’s tomb,
Light is shining through the gloom;
He is living evermore
On the bright eternal shore. [Refrain]

3 Teach us Savior, day by day,
Walking with us by the way;
May our hearts within us burn,
While still more of Thee we learn. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9721

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: Buds and blossoms of the spring
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Ever living, loving friend



The Cyber Hymnal #9721
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