He that winneth souls is wise.@Proverbs 11:30
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

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

John M. Harris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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