I will get me to the mountain

I will get me to the mountain

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I will get me to the mountain]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

I will get me to the mountain,
Where the sweetest spices grow;
I will rest beside the fountain,
With the heav’nly light aglow.

Ref:
Till the daybreak, till the daybreak,
And the shadows flee away;
I will get me to the mountain,
I will rest beside the fountain,
Till the daybreak, till the daybreak,
And the shadows flee away.

I will get me to the mountain,
Where my Savior died for me;
In the depth of Calv’ry’s fountain,
Finding peace and purity. [Refrain]

I will get me to the mountain,
To the mountaintop of prayer;
By the ever-flowing fountain,
I will meet my Savior there. [Refrain]

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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: I will get me to the mountain
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Till the daybreak

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

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