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Love everlasting

Love, that opens heaven to me

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Love, that opens heaven to me]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Love, that opens heav’n to me,
At my Saviour’s cross I see;
Royal mercy he bestows,
Where the precious fountain flows.

Love, love,
Love that opens heav’n to me!
Love, love,
Everlasting, full and free!

2 I will tell it to his praise,
He is with me all the days;
On his mighty arm I lean,
Thro’ life’s ever-changing scene. [Refrain]

3 Holy Spirit, by the pow’r,
Keep me trusting ev’ry hour;
Come within me and abide,
Gift of Jesus glorified. [Refrain]

4 In his image may I grow,
In his footprints onward go,
Till the shadows all are past,
Till the morning breaks at last. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #109

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: Love, that opens heaven to me
Title: Love everlasting
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Burning Bush Songs No. 1 #56

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d121

Melodies of Zion #d142

Songs of Redemption #d144

Songs of the Century #d120

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The Golden Sheaf #162

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #109

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #109

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