1 Sometimes, to my heart comes a vision of joy,
When Jesus my Savior draws near; (draws near;)
He gives me the peace that no ill can destroy;
His voice I seem almost to hear.
I know I shall see Him on high,
(shall see Him on high,)
I know I shall see Him on high;
(shall see Him on high;)
When faith yields to sight in the land of delight,
I know I shall see Him on high.
2 How blest are the moments when faith can behold
The footsteps of Christ in the way! (the way!)
But O, we look forward to rapture untold,
Where shineth the shadowless day! [Chorus]
3 How sweet the communion we have with Him here;
Unseen, yet so precious is He; (is He;)
Some day, face to face, where there cometh no tear,
Our King in His beauty we'll see. [Chorus]
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 >