A Bright World Beyond

In the midst of temptation In the thick of the fight

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [In the midst of temptation]
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In the midst of temptation,
In the thick of the fight,
In our seasons of sorrow,
When we long for the light;
When the sweet links are broken,
And the ties, true and fond,
There's a hope we may cherish
Of a bright world beyond.

There's a bright world beyond,
Yes, a bright world beyond,
Sling, O children of Zion,
There's a bright world beyond.

2 There the Lamb is the glory,
Neither sun, moon, nor star,
For the Light everlasting,
Sheds its radiance afar;
Let us cling to our Saviour,
Let us strengthen love's bond,
As we march to His palace,
In the bright world beyond. [Chorus]

3 When we pass thro' the valley,
Where the shadows are dim,
If we're resting in Jesus,
Sweetly leaning on Him;
Then, to Heaven's hosannas,
We shall gladly respond,
As we enter the portals
Of the bright world beyond. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #121

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 temptation In the thick of the fight
Title: A Bright World Beyond
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There's a bright world beyond
Copyright: Public Domain



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Corn In Egypt #143

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Light in the Valley #121

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Rich in Blessing #57

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