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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

A message from the king

In the midst of care and tribulation

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [In the midst of care and tribulation]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the midst of care and tribulation,
Comes a song that’s sweeter than the Spring;
Who will spread the tidings of salvation?
Who will bear a message from the King?

Happy message, blessed message!
Joy to the heart it will bring;
Happy message, blessed message,
Who will bear a message from King?

2 Who will be a herald of the Saviour,
Going where His Spirit leads the way?
Who will witness of His grace and favor?
Who will speak a word of Him today? [Refrain]

3 Who will tell to those who stray in sadness,
Of the happy rest at Jesus’ feet?
Who will lead them to the fount of gladness,
And the story of the cross repeat? [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #146

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 the midst of care and tribulation
Title: A message from the king
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Happy message



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Crowning Day No. 4 #146

Voices for Jesus #d50

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