The Lord’s Own Day

A grateful hush,a peaceful calm

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [A grateful hush, a peaceful calm]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A grateful hush, a peaceful calm,
This is the Lord’s own day;
For weary hearts a healing balm,
This is the Lord’s own day.
This is the day the Lord hath made,
When He his mighty pow’r displayed;
Arising from the grave’s dark shade,
This is the Lord’s own day.

2 Come gladly to the House of Pray’r,
This is the Lord’s own day;
The Friend of sinners meets us there,
This is the Lord’s own day.
Tread softly, this is holy ground,
A gentle radiance shines around;
And richest fruits of grace abound,
This is the Lord’s own day.

3 Lift up the joyful voice of praise,
This is the Lord’s own day;
Sweet rest amid life’s busy ways,
This is the Lord’s own day.
Ring out the notes of jubilee,
The Lord Himself hath made us free;
Then sing with love’s sweet melody,
This is the Lord’s own day.

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #132

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 >

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First Line: A grateful hush,a peaceful calm
Title: The Lord’s Own Day
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
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