1 Do you hear a song resounding thro’ the strife
From the soldiers of the battle-field of life?
They are singing of the banner of our King,
And the grace that shall abundant vict’ry bring.
Ring, ring, ring, ring, song of joy and gladness;
Ring, ring, ring, ring, triumph over sadness,
Christ our Leader, ever near,
Strengthens us with hope and cheer;
Hear the notes of praise resounding, sweet and clear.
2 Join the song, ye weak and wounded in the war,
Sing of rest forever on the Golden Shore;
Sing of love that sweetly binds the broken heart,
Love that everlasting blessing will impart. [Refrain]
3 O be brave and joyous, heroes of the Cross,
Do not pine because of earthly pain or loss;
Since the Lord of hosts is with us all the days,
Lift your voices in a gladsome hymn of praise. [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 >