Scripture Verse

He that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Light and Life Songs, ed­it­ed by Will­iam B. Olm­stead & T. Har­ris (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: W. B. Rose, 1904), num­ber 3.

Music: John M. Har­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Har­ris (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Blessèd is the ser­vice of our Lord and king,
Precious are the jew­els we may help to bring;
Down the pass­ing ag­es words of coun­sel ring,
He that win­neth souls is wise.

Refrain

He that win­neth souls is wise;
In the home be­yond the skies,
There’s a crown of glo­ry
Oh, the won­drous prize!
He that win­neth souls is wise.

In the qui­et home life, show­ing love’s bright ray,
More and more like Je­sus, liv­ing ev­ery day,
We may guide a dear one to the heav’n­ward way,
He that win­neth souls is wise.

Refrain

Out up­on the high­way, go­ing forth with pray­er,
For the lost and stray­ing, seek­ing ev­ery­where,
Close be­side the Shep­herd, we His joy may share,
He that win­neth souls is wise.

Refrain

Sow be­side all wa­ters, sow the Gos­pel seed,
Here a word in sea­son, there a lov­ing deed;
Sinners to the Sav­ior, be it ours to lead,
He that win­neth souls is wise.

Refrain