O let us rejoice in the work of the Lord

O let us rejoice in the work of the Lord

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O let us rejoice in the work of the Lord]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O let us rejoice in the work of the Lord,
The service of Jesus brings blessed reward;
The shadows shall flee from love’s conquering day,
The light of the gospel is winning its way.

Refrain:
Winning its way, winning its way,
Glorious dawn of a better day;
Winning its way, winning its way,
The light of the gospel is winning its way.

2 The mountains are kindling, and soon the bright glow
Will carry the joy to the valleys below;
The King presseth onward, his wheels will not stay,
The light of the gospel is winning its way. [Refrain]

3 The darkness may linger, the night may seem long,
But Christ shall be Victor, right triumph o’er wrong;
We’ll tell the glad story, his bidding obey,
The light of the gospel is winning its way. [Refrain]

4 The moon as the glittering sunlight will shine,
The sun sevenfold in His glory divine;
The sky’s growing radiant with hope’s blushing ray,
The light of the gospel is winning its way. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #118

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 let us rejoice in the work of the Lord
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Winning its way

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Gospel Praises for Use in Meetings of Christian Worship #104Page Scan
Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #73Page Scan
Ocean Grove Songs #10Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #34Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #34Page Scan
Songs of the Century No. 2 #d112
Songs of the Living Way #d58
Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #133Page Scan
Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #67Page Scan
The Old Story in Song #118TextAudioPage Scan
The Old Story in Song Number Two #118Page Scan
The Redeemer's Praise #155Page Scan
The Victory: a collection of popular Sunday school songs new and old #21Page Scan
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