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Sing away the shadows

Sing away the shadows

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Sing away the shadows]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Sing away the shadows,
Flitting o’er the sky;
Sing of starry comforts,
In the by and by!
Sing of love unfailing,
Mercies ever new;
Pardon, peace and blessing,
Guidance kind and true.

Sing away, sing away,
Hopeful be the lay;
Sing away the shadows,
Flitting o’er the sky;
Sing away, sing away,
Trusting ev’ry day;
Sing of starry comforts
In the by and by.

2. Sing away the shadows,
Anxious doubt and fear;
Sing the Savior’s promise,
Bringing sweetest cheer:
Trust the heav’nly Father,
He for you will care
More than for the sparrows,
Or the lilies fair. [Refrain]

3. Sing away the shadows,
Selfish they may be;
Love’s own happy music
Brings the light so free,
Lift another’s burden,
Soothe another’s woe,
Sharing with your neighbor,
Joy’s returning glow. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5932

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: Sing away the shadows
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Sing away, sing away
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #5932
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