Joyful Tidings

Joyful tidings, full of life and glory

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Joyful tidings, full of life and glory]
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1 Joyful tidings, full of life and glory!
Zion, hail the noble work before thee,
Tell afar the grand redemption story,
Tell of Jesus and his love.

Send the joyful tidings far and wide;
Gather precious souls for whom he died;
In his crown of jewels fair and bright,
They shall shine as stars of light.

2 Joyful tidings, send the voice of singing
Over mountains, over valleys ringing,
Hope and gladness to the weary bringing,
Tell of Jesus and his love. [Chorus]

3 Joyful tidings, Christ shall fail us never;
In his name press on to high endeavor;
Haste the time when he shall reign forever,
Tell of Jesus and his love. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #21

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: Joyful tidings, full of life and glory
Title: Joyful Tidings
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Send the joyful tidings far and wide
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #21

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