1 Christ's Everlasting Gospel is ringing out again
Its message of salvation, its peace, goodwill to men;
Tho' sin has hurled its weapons, and evil hosts assailed,
The Gospel of Christ Jesus has evermore prevailed:
Our King shall come in glory,
His conqu'ring cross we hail!
The pow'r of His salvation
Shall never, never fail!
2 Sometimes the sky is darkened, and stormy clouds appear,
But still, beyond the shadows, the light is bright and clear;
The God of truth has spoken; His word will never fail,
The Gospel of Christ Jesus shall more and more prevail: [Refrain]
3 The faith wherein is vict'ry in Jesus we proclaim,
Tho' earthly thrones may perish still lives Emmanuel's name;
Our voices swell with triumph, above earth's threat'ning gales,
The Gospel of Christ Jesus thro' ev'ry age prevails: [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: Christ's Everlasting GospelFirst Line: Christ’s everlasting GospelTune Title: BELÉNAuthor: Eliza E. HewittMeter: 76.76.76 DSource: Hymns for Today by James H. Fillmore (Cincinnati: Fillmore Music House, 1920)