Sweet peace is my portion, my gift from above

Sweet peace is my portion, my gift from above

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Sweet peace is my portion, my gift from above]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Sweet peace is my portion, my gift from above,
Sweet peace in my Saviour, receiving his love
He died to redeem me, he liveth on high,
And graciously saves me, as moments pass by.

Refrain:
Peace, peace, looking above,
Peace, peace, trusting his love,
Peace, peace, nothing can harm,
Leaning on his bosom,
And resting on his arm.

2 I’m trusting his keeping, on life’s checkered road,
I praise him for blessing so freely bestowed;
In faith, pure and childlike, still may I abide,
And find, as I journey, sweet peace at his side. [Refrain]

3 All praise, blessed Saviour, all praise to thy grace,
My Light in the darkness, my Strength in the race;
With joyful thanksgiving thy promise I see,
“All things work together for good” unto me. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #17

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: Sweet peace is my portion, my gift from above
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Peace, peace, looking above

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