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

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



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Notes of Gladness #d119
Songs of Sovereign Grace #136AudioPage Scan
Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #144Page Scan
The Young People's Hymnal, adapted to the use of Sunday schools, Epworth leagues, prayer meetings, and revivals #96Page Scan
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