Riches of Grace

Grace more abounding, O who can tell

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Grace more abounding, O who can tell]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Grace “more abounding!” O who can tell
Blessings that language and tho’t excell,
Joys that in Jesus forever dwell,
Wonderful riches of grace.

Chorus:
Riches of grace, boundless and free,
In my dear Savior, are promised me;
Riches of grace, boundless and free,
Treasures for time and eternity.

2 Love passing knowledge, so deep, so high;
Love that was willing for me to die;
Love that will lift my poor soul on high,
Wonderful riches of grace. [Chorus]

3 Peace like a river, so broad, so calm,
Bearing for sorrow a healing balm;
Waking the notes of a grateful psalm,
Wonderful riches of grace. [Chorus]

4 Life, as its moments shall onward run,
Bringing its changes of shade and sun;
Strike the glad key, heaven’s song begun,
Wonderful riches of grace. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #4

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: Grace more abounding, O who can tell
Title: Riches of Grace
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Riches of grace, boundless and free
Copyright: Public Domain

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