In the Light of the Cross

I'll dwell every day in the light of the cross

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I'll dwell every day in the light of the cross]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I'll dwell every day in the light of the cross,
I'll plunge in the blood shed for sin;
Thank God, though around me the billows may toss,
His peace is abiding within.

Refrain:
In the light of the cross,
What wonderful blessings I see,
‘Twas love everlasting, ‘twas mercy divine,
When Jesus died for me.

2 I'll study His word in the light of the cross,
How precious the promises then;
They bear a sweet balm for each sorrow and loss,
For Jesus is “Yea” and “Amen.” [Refrain]

3 I'll look at my life in the light of the cross,
How small will my trials appear;
And earth's fading treasures will seem but as dross,
With Jesus, my Savior, so near. [Refrain]

4 All glory to God for the light of the cross,
Its splendor, though now I behold,
More brightly will shine as the valley I cross,
And enter the City of Gold. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #56

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 >

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First Line: I'll dwell every day in the light of the cross
Title: In the Light of the Cross
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the light of the cross
Copyright: Public Domain

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