Come Before the Lord With Gladness

Come before the Lord with gladness

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come before the Lord with gladness]
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1 Come before the Lord with gladness,
Enter in His gates with joy;
While His grace dispels all sadness,
Let His praise our lips employ.

Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Praise the King who reigns above;
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Sing His everlasting love.

2 Let our hearts break forth in singing,
As His tender care we tell;
Keep the joyful music ringing,
Jesus doeth all things well. [Refrain]

3 Come, O, come, and sing the story,
Of His wondrous saving might;
Let our lives show forth His glory,
Till we reach the land of light. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #141

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: Come before the Lord with gladness
Title: Come Before the Lord With Gladness
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah
Copyright: Public Domain


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Exalted Praise #141

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