Till the shadows flee away

Onward, soul, through sun and rain

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Onward, soul, through sun and rain]
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1 Onward, soul, thro’ sun and rain,
Hopeful still thro’ joy and pain;
Christ shall keep thee, day by day,
Till the shadows flee away.

Trusting him, thy mighty Savior,
Trusting, serving, day by day;
Watch and pray, watch and pray,
Till the shadows flee away.

2 True and faithful do thy part,
Toiling on with happy heart;
Promptly all his words obey,
Till the shadows flee away. [Refrain]

3 Praise Him for the fadeless light,
Cheering e’en the darkest night;
Walking by love’s gentle ray,
Till the shadows flee away. [Refrain]

4 Spread around the beams divine,
Till on other paths they shine;
Till we meet “in bright array,”
When the shadows flee away. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #129

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: Onward, soul, through sun and rain
Title: Till the shadows flee away
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Trusting him, thy mighty Savior


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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #129

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