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A story sweet and wondrous, like heavenly

A story sweet and wondrous, like heavenly

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [A story sweet and wondrous] (Hall)
Published in 23 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1. A story sweet and wondrous,
Like heav’nly music swells;
In chimings clear to all who will hear,
Ring out the Gospel bells.

Refrain
For God so loved the world
That He gave His only begotten Son,
That whosoever believeth in Him,
Whosoever believeth in Him
Should not perish,
Should not perish,
But have everlasting life.

2. When, grieving, brokenhearted,
Because of sin and shame,
We find a joy earth cannot destroy,
Believing on His name. [Refrain]

3. This love beyond all measure
Of earth or sea or sky,
Could only show its full overflow,
When Jesus came to die. [Refrain]

4. Come, brother, come to Jesus;
His Word was meant for you;
His grace receive, His promise believe,
And sing His praise anew. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1519

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 >

Text Information

First Line: A story sweet and wondrous, like heavenly
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: For God so loved the world

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1519
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5753
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Small Church Music #5753Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1519TextScoreAudio
Include 21 pre-1979 instances



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