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From yonder cross what beams divine

From yonder cross what beams divine

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [From yonder cross what beams divine]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From yonder cross what beams divine
Of peace, and hope, and mercy shine,
Oh, be each blessed promise mine;
I come, dear Lord, to thee.

I come to thee, I come to thee;
Thine outstretched arms I see;
I come to thee, I come to thee,
Dear Lord, who died for me.

2 Thy kind, inviting voice I know;
Thy wounded hands new life bestow;
Those hands will never let me go;
I come, dear Lord, to thee. [Refrain]

3 As seeks the weary bird its nest
When sunset lingers in the west,
So now, for pardon, healing, rest,
I come, dear Lord, to thee. [Refrain]

4 ‘Midst pressing care and daily need
Thy overruling love I read,
For help, thy “present help,” I plead;
I come, dear Lord, to thee. [Refrain]

5 In weakness be my mighty Tower,
My Refuge in temptation’s hour;
My brightest joy when blessings shower;
I come, dear Lord, to thee. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #66

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: From yonder cross what beams divine
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: I come to thee



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Joyful Sound #66

Notes of Gladness #d31

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Sacred Trio #240

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The Sacred Trio #240

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #81

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