Glorious News

Carry the message to lands far away

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Carry the message to lands far away]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Carry the message to lands far away,
Glorious news! glorious news!
We have a Savior who’s living today,
Glorious, glorious news!
Living to save whosoever will come,
Living to welcome the wanderer home;
Send the glad word ringing over the foam,
Glorious, glorious news!

Tell the glad news, glorious news,
Carry the message to land far away!
Tell the glad news, glorious news,
We have a Savior who’s living today.

2 We have a Savior with mercy for all,
Glorious news! glorious news!
Wide as the world is His free loving call,
Glorious, glorious news!
Let all who hear send the message along,
Till other voices shall join in the song,
Swelling the praise of the glorified throng,
Glorious, glorious news! [Refrain]

3 Jesus will use us in spreading His word,
Glorious news! glorious news!
Not unto angels this honor conferred,
Glorious, glorious news!
We who have plung’d in the fountain of love,
Opened our hearts to the Heavenly Dove,
We can win jewels for mansions above,
Glorious, glorious news! [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #60

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: Carry the message to lands far away
Title: Glorious News
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell the glad news
Copyright: Public Domain



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