1 In the Book of God, we see His truth,
Wonderful truth, wonderful truth!
Blessed guidance for the path of youth;
Let us receive it in the heart,
And from all evil ways depart.
O what a word of blessing!
O what a word of pow’r,
Help while we’re onward pressing,
Comfort for ev’ry hour;
O what a word of counsel,
Given with grace divine;
Trusting forever, doubting never,
Joy in our souls will shine.
2 God so loved the world His Son He gave,
Wonderful love, wonderful love!
Like a shepherd, He will seek and save;
Beautiful promise of our King,
Making the contrite spirit sing. [Refrain]
3 He will go with us through sun and show’r,
Wonderful joy, wonderful joy!
Filling ev’ry need of ev’ry hour;
Smiling again His word to hear,
Faith is dispelling all our fear. [Refrain]
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 >