1 There’s a time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,
When the mighty show’rs of blessing richly fall;
While our pray’rs are ascending, many songs in sweet accord,
And the wand’rers hear the Saviour’s loving call.
Send it now, Lord, the Pentecostal blessing;
All to Thee we consecrate;
Blessed time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,
Send it now while we pray and wait.
2 There’s a time of refreshing when the Holy Ghost is come,
As he kindles in our hearts the fire of love;
Then we’ll see “Jesus only,” lips shall speak that once were dumb,
When the Father shall anoint us from above. [Refrain]
3 O the time of rejoicing, when we see our Saviour’s face,
And the fullness of His glory we adore;
But we’ll tarry a little, in the keeping of His grace,
Showing forth His blessed image more and more. [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: A Time of RefreshingFirst Line: There's a time of refreshing from the presence of the LordTune Title: [There's a time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1905