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Good news, good news of a soul redeemed

Good news, good news of a soul redeemed

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Good news! good news of a soul redeemed]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Good news! good news of a soul redeemed,
A penitent forgiven!
Good news! good news that another friend
Is on the way to Heaven!

Rejoice! rejoice! there’s joy today
In the land beyond the river;
Another gem for His diadem,
A star to shine forever.

2. Good news! good news that another heart
Has learned redemption’s story;
Good news! good news that another voice
Will sing His praise in glory. [Refrain]

3. Good news! good news that another life
Will show the power of Jesus,
Will prove the might of the saving grace
Which daily, hourly frees us. [Refrain]

4. Good news! good news that another hand
Will precious seed be sowing,
Another guide to lead straying feet
Where living streams are flowing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1973

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: Good news, good news of a soul redeemed
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, there's joy today



The Cyber Hymnal #1973
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