1 Come, dear friends, and let me tell you
What the Lord has done for me;
For he saw my bitter bondage,
And his mercy set me free.
We will sing it out in heaven,
And more sweetness shall be given
To the chords of that eternal harmony;
While the list’ning angels wonder
To our songs, like mighty thunder,
Telling what the Lord hath done for you and me.
2 He has written our my pardon
In a covenant signed with blood;
And the Spirit, dwelling in me,
Sheds abroad the “peace of God.” [Refrain]
3 It is sweet to tell the story
Of his kindness, day by day;
How the flowers of love bloom ‘round me,
And his smile illumes the way. [Refrain]
4 Hear the “new song” of rejoicing
He has taught my heart to sing;
Oh, the beauty of my Saviour!
Oh, the glory of my King! [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 >