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O it is wonderful, when I was drearily

O it is wonderful, when I was drearily

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O it is wonderful! when I was drearily]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O it is wonderful! when I was drearily
Wandering far in the gloom of the night,
Christ, the Good Shepherd, came, calling so cheerily,
Bringing me into his marvelous light.

O it is wonderful, glorious and wonderful!
Love’s blessed banner shall over me wave;
O it is wonderful, glorious and wonderful!
Jesus is mighty to save.

2 O it is wonderful! safely enfolding me
With the strong arms of his infinite grace;
“Moment by moment,” so kindly upholding me,
Shedding upon me the light of his face. [Refrain]

3 O it is wonderful! keeping and hiding me
From evil foes that my soul would ensnare;
All that I need he is richly providing me,
Bidding me cast upon him ev’ry care. [Refrain]

4 O it is wonderful! still he is leading me
In the green pastures of mercy and love;
By the still waters, abundantly feeding me,
Leading me on to his glory above. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #128

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 it is wonderful, when I was drearily
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



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Songs of Praise and Salvation #57

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #128

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