The bright morning land

Sometimes we grope mid the shadows

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Sometimes we grope ‘mid the shadows of pain]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sometimes we grope ‘mid the shadows of pain,
Sometimes the clouds will “return after rain;”
Cling, then, more closely to God’s blessed hand,
Leading us on to the bright Morning-Land.

Hark! O hark! a chorus grand
Ringing, ringing from that golden strand;
Saviour, hold us by thy hand,
Lead us to the Morning-Land.

2 O, let us walk as the “children of light,”
Knowing the “Day-spring” must conquer the night;
Myst’ries we never can here understand
Sparkle with love in the fair Morning-Land. [Refrain]

3 Come, let us live in the might of his name,
Kindling our lamps by the Heavenly Flame;
Onward! obeying the Master’s command,
Joy, rest and peace in the blest Morning-Land. [Refrain]

4 Dark though the way, yet “the Lord will provide”
Light that will shine at the calm eventide;
Portals of glory wide open will stand,
Beautiful gates of the bright Morning-Land. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #144

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: Sometimes we grope mid the shadows
Title: The bright morning land
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Hark, O hark a chorus grand
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Notes of Gladness #d119

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Songs of Sovereign Grace #136

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Sunday-School Praises #144

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