In sunshine and in shadow

In sunshine and in shadow

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [In sunshine and in shadow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In sunshine and in shadow, I have a changeless friend,
Whose love is everlasting, whose mercies have no end;
And since He died to save me, my ev’ry need He’ll fill,
He never yet has failed me, I know He never will.

Refrain:
He never yet has failed me, O no! O no!
All glory to my Saviour who loves me so;
For ev’ry precious promise He surely will fulfill—
He never yet has failed me, I know He never will.

2 O when the storm is raging, I’ll look to Him above,
I’ll call upon my Saviour, and trust His saving love;
He’ll keep me thro’ the tempest, or bid the waves “be still,”
He never yet has failed me, I know He never will. [Refrain]

3 O don’t you know this Saviour to be your very own?
Turn now in faith to Jesus, the Lamb upon the throne;
Whene’er a contrite sinner has come to Zion’s hill,
Christ never yet has failed him, I know He never will. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #17

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 sunshine and in shadow
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: He never yet has failed me
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