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Anniversary Day

Another year has glided by

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Another year has glided by]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Another year has glided by,
Beneath our Father’s watchful eye;
And in His courts, we meet to raise,
An anniversary hymn of praise.

Praise Him who sweetly crowns the year;
Tell His goodness o’er and o’er;
Praise Him, with heart and lip sincere
Praise the Lord forevermore.

2 Though on the glow a shadow falls,
A blessed promise faith recalls,
For dear ones who have passed away,
Since our last anniversary day. [Refrain]

3 May we, who still shall gather here,
To Jesus lend a list’ning ear,
And growing in His love each day,
May we to others, show the way. [Refrain]

4 When life itself shall glide away,
In Heav’n sweet everlasting day,
May we, together swell the song,
That rises from the white-robe throng. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #183

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: Another year has glided by
Title: Anniversary Day
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Praise him who sweetly crowns the year



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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Gospel Herald in Song #183

Sing His Praise #d15

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