Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Be a Blessing

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Eliza Hewitt wrote the hymn - Somebody Else Needs a Blessing

Here are some of the words:

We’re counting the blessings, our joys we record,
The wonderful mercies like sunbeams outpoured;
But let us remember while praising the Lord,
Somebody else needs a blessing.





If anyone needed a blessing, it was Eliza Hewitt. She was born in 1851, became valedictorian of her class and a school teacher in Pennsylvania. At some point in her teaching career a student struck her on the back with a piece of heavy slate. This left Eliza in a cast for months, confined to her room.


During this time of painful confinement, Eliza was determined not to be bitter, and started writing hymns. Many of them were praise hymns, such as: Stepping in the Light, Singing I Go, Victory in Jesus and many more.  



Despite her circumstances, which left her an invalid most of her life, she was blessing others!


The top "Be a Blessing" graphic is a facebook cover, free for you to use. It can also be used on your blogs or web pages. A link back would be nice but not required.


Have a lovely day, and be a blessing to someone today.
This post may be linked to one or more of the following:
Tell His Story
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8 comments:

Vee said...

Oh my! We sometimes think that schools today are hostile environments, but this story and the one in Farmer Boy say otherwise. She was a remarkable woman not to have fallen into bitterness and to remain open to the things of God.

Kelly-Anne said...

What a remarkable lady to have continued to praise Jesus' wonderful name even though she experienced such unfortunate, difficult circumstances...I love the words to this hymn, and the story you shared of Eliza.
Thank you for beautiful encouragement today to be a blessing...and the graphic is too lovely!
Blessings to you, dear Abby!
Love in Christ,
Kelly-Anne

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it, as well as the beautiful graphic.
Hugs,
Teresa

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a beautiful hymn! I appreciate you sharing it today, and for sharing the story behind it too. Your site is lovely, I am here visiting from Roses of Inspiration :)

Maxine D said...

Oh yes - we so need to focus on the Lord and our many blessings! Thank you Abby
Blessings
Maxine

JES said...

What a story! Thank you for sharing this inspiration on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

JES said...

What a story! Thank you for sharing this inspiration on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

Stephanie said...

You know me, I love the old hymns and the precious history found in the words. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post with Roses of Inspiration. Happy weekend!