Only a Little Beyond

Only a little beyond, Only a little beyond

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Only a little beyond] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only a little beyond!
Only a little beyond!
Where there is nevermore sickness nor pain,
No muffled minor to jubilant strain,
Only a little beyond!
Only a little beyond!

2 Only a little beyond!
Only a little beyond!
Oh, how our dear ones have gone from our sight,
Stepped from the dawn into fulness of light,
Only a little beyond!
Only a little beyond!

3 Only a little beyond!
Only a little beyond!
Oh, what glad meetings some day there will be,
When there together our Saviour we’ll see,
Only a little beyond!
Only a little beyond!

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #38

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 >

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First Line: Only a little beyond, Only a little beyond
Title: Only a Little Beyond
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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