Over the river hangs a cloud so dark and drear

Over the river hangs a cloud so dark and drear

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Published in 7 hymnals

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: Over the river hangs a cloud so dark and drear
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Over the river, Savior, close beside us stand

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d77

New and Old Gospel Songs and Hymns #d109

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 2 for use in meetings for christian worship or work #118

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of Work #118

The Hymnal, a Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns #d206

The Soul Winner. Rev. #d95

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