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O blessed hope so dear, so bright

O blessed hope so dear, so bright

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O blessed hope so dear, so bright]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O blessed hope so dear, so bright,
It cheers the watches of the night;
It wakes a song within the soul
Till heav'nly hallelujah's roll.

Chorus:
Beloved, beloved, Now are we the sons of God,
And it doth not yet appear what we shall be;
But we know that when he shall appear,
We know that when he shall appear,
We shall be like him, We shall be like him;
For we shall see him as he is,
We shall see him as he is:
We know that when he shall appear,
We know that when he shall appear,
We shall be like him, We shall be like him;
For we shall see him as he is.

2 When dawns that hour of wondrous grace,
No veil will hide my Saviour's face;
He'll own me evermore as his,
And I shall see him as he is. [Chorus]

3 Sin, pain and death, on that sweet day,
Like broken dreams, shall pass away;
His spotless beauty I shall wear,
His perfect joy and glory share. [Chorus]

4 Soon, soon shall fade the scenes of time,
Emmanuel's advent bells shall chime;
The Bride shall hear the Bridegroom's voice;
Look up, my heart, in him rejoice! [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #167

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: O blessed hope so dear, so bright
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Beloved, beloved, now are we the sons of God

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Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Christian Hymns No. 1 #104

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d109

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Gospel Praises for Use in Meetings of Christian Worship #180

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 #48

Songs of Redemption #d169

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Songs of Sovereign Grace #68

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Sunday-School Praises #112

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The Bow of Promise #130

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The Voice of Praise #167

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