The calling of the roll

Let me faithful be, While his cross I see

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Let me faithful be]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Let me faithful be,
While His cross I see,
Let me serve the Lord I love;
Glad His will to do,
With a purpose true,
Till I’m called to realms above.

Refrain:
For the calling of the roll will be soon,
Praise the Lord, I’ll be there;
For the calling of the roll will be soon,
Hallelujah! I’ll be there.

2 Step by step I’ll go
In the march below.
Needful grace will He supply;
Thro’ the toil and strife
Of this earthly life,
Till I’m called to realms on high. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ the war be long,
Yet His arm is strong,
Strong to save while troubled last;
Tho’ the way be hard,
He will be my guard,
Till I’m ordered home at last. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #14

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: Let me faithful be, While his cross I see
Title: The calling of the roll
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: For the calling of the roll will be soon



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