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1851 - 1920 Author of "The Clouds Will Clear Away" in The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 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 (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)
b. 1871 Composer of "[There’s a golden ray thro' the falling rain]" in The Old Story in Song Number Two Born: April 3, 1871, Cape May, New Jersey.
Hatch was the only daughter of Henry L. Gilmour. She showed a love for music at an early age, which was encouraged and cultivated in a musical atmosphere. William J. Kirkpatrick was her first instrumental teacher. She later received a diploma from the South Jersey Institute, Bridgeton, New Jersey, and also took a course at Richard Zeckwer’s Conservatory of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She married H. Morgan Hatch of Delair, New Jersey, October 30, 1903.
Showalter, p. 276
JESUS, REFUGE OF MY SOUL
OUR DEARLY LOVED BANNER
PEACE HYMN OF NATIONS
VOLUNTEERS, TO THE FRONT