1 There’s a brighter side to trouble, and a sweeter song to life,
Since the blessed Saviour came into my heart;
There’s a peace, that calm and steadfast, smooths the stormy waves of strife;
Since in Jesus I have found the better part.
O there’s joy, a wonderful joy divine,
Since He came into my heart,
Since He came into my heart;
Bless the Lord, this wonderful joy is mine,
Since the Saviour came into my heart.
2 There’s a love that passeth knowledge, everlasting, full and free,
And it lights with holy radiance ev’ry hour;
Since His Spirit, dwelling in me, proves His saving love to me,
I will triumph in His great, victorious pow’r. [Refrain]
3 I have turned from broken cisterns to the springs that never fail,
To the fountain cleansing ev’ry sin away;
Tho’ the hosts of sin assail me, grace will evermore prevail,
Till I see His glory in the “crowing day.” [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: Since He Came Into My HeartFirst Line: There's a brighter side to trouble, and a sweeter song to lifeTune Title: [There's a brighter side to trouble, and a sweeter song to life]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1917