My heart uplifts a happy song

My heart uplifts a happy song

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [My heart uplifts a happy song]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My heart uplifts a happy song,
While tender recollections throng;
As sweet as bells that ring above,
The strains that breathe my Saviour’s love.

And above the reset this note shall swell,
This note shall swell, this note shall swell,
And above the rest this note shall swell,
My Jesus hath done all things well.

2 Have sparkling sunbeams cheered the day,
And roses bloomed along the way?
Let mem’ry each fair scene recall,
And bless the Lord who sent them all. [Refrain]

3 Or have the clouds o’erspread the sky,
While at my feet the roses die?
Since Jesus bore the cross for me,
I’ll trust him though I cannot see. [Refrain]

4 Bright angels, sweep your harps of gold,
But half his praise hath not been told.
Come, all who my Redeemer know,
Still let the joyful music flow. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #193

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: My heart uplifts a happy song
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: And above the rest this note shall swell



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d57
Songs of Love and Praise #d113
Songs of Love and Praise No. 2 for use in meetings for christian worship or work #225Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of Work #225Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #188Page Scan
The Old Story in Song #193TextAudioPage Scan
The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #230Page Scan
The Young People's Hymnal, adapted to the use of Sunday schools, Epworth leagues, prayer meetings, and revivals #115Page Scan
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