Happy Strains

My soul has found a healing stream

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [My soul has found a healing stream]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My soul has found a healing stream,
And sings in happy strains,
“There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins.”

Happy strains that gladly tell,
The great salvation; all is well,
Come, magnify the Lord with me,
To him all glory ever be.

2 I toiled along a rugged road,
By burdens sorely pressed,
“I heard the voice of Jesus say,
Come unto me and rest.” [Refrain]

3 That blessed voice has mighty power
To satisfy and cheer;
“How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear.” [Refrain]

4 Then let me that dear name confess,
His faithful servant be;
“Shall Jesus bear the cross alone,
And all the world go free?” [Refrain]

5 For, those who bear the cross for him,
From him a crown shall gain,
“There is a land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign.” [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #49

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 soul has found a healing stream
Title: Happy Strains
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Happy strains that gladly tell
Copyright: Public Domain



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