1 Lifted into the sunshine, ring it out with a song;
Glory be to our Savior, praise him all day long;
Lifted up from the darkness, lifted out of the night,
Into radiant morning, love’s own beautiful light.
Lifted, lifted, Jesus has lifted me,
Lifted, lifted, into a life so free;
Lifted out of the darkness into morning all bright;
Beautiful day, eternal day, in Jesus’ light.
2 Lifted into the sunshine, rescued by arms Divine;
What a mighty salvation, great his mercies to shine;
To a life full of service glowing with faith and love,
Giving to those about us gleams from heaven above. [Chorus]
3 Lifted into the sunshine, gladly doing his will;
Sadly others are groping, down in black darkness still;
Lift them up to the Savior, tell of his boundless grace,
Till in that fadeless morning we behold his blest face. [Chorus]
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 >