In a Song of Joy and Gladness

In a song of joy and gladness

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [In a song of joy and gladness]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 In a song of joy and gladness
Let our hearts and voices blend,
And our ringing hallelujahs
To our Father’s throne ascend;
‘Tis his hand leads out the dayspring,
Pouring forth the sunbeams bright;
His the freshness of the morning,
And the calm repose of night.

Praise the Lord! O let us praise him;
In his courts a joyful throng;
For his love will never fail us,
And our hearts are full of song.

2 We will sing the tender mercy
That encompasses our way;
There is grace in rich abundance
For the duties of each day;
From the fountain of his goodness
We may ever freely drink,
And the story of redemption,
To his endless praise repeat. [Refrain]

3 He will guide our trustful footsteps
Through the sunshine and the gloom,
To the house of many mansions,
Where eternal pleasures bloom;
In the Name above all others,
We will gather ‘round his feet,
And the story of redemption,
To his endless praise repeat. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #62

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: In a song of joy and gladness
Title: In a Song of Joy and Gladness
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise the Lord, O let us praise him
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday-School Praises #62

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