On the homeward way

Jesus sweetly bids us be of cheer

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus sweetly bids us be of cheer]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Jesus sweetly bids us be of cheer,
On the homeward way;
His sweet mercies to our hearts appear,
On the homeward way.

Home! home! ‘tis a word of cheer,
We are nearer ev’ry day;
Home! home! word of promise dear,
On the homeward way.

2 Helping others let us pass along
On the homeward way;
Praising Jesus with a happy song
On the homeward way. [Refrain]

3 Troubles touch us, but there’s grace for all
On the homeward way;
Comforts, like the gentle dew-drops, fall
On the homeward way. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #101

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: Jesus sweetly bids us be of cheer
Title: On the homeward way
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Home, home, 'tis a word of cheer



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His Worthy Praise #101

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The King's Message #65

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