1 There’s a wonderful Temple, where the songs never cease,
In the city of Zion, in the kingdom of peace;
‘Tis effulgent with glory for the Lamb is its light
And the saints of all ages in His praises unite.
2 O the jubilant anthems swelling there evermore,
Like the sound of great waters as they break on the shore;
Sweet hosannas re-echo to the Lamb who was slain,
Unto Him who hath loved us, and hath washed every stain. [Refrain]
3 Help us do Thy good pleasure, help us honor Thee now,
Till we stand in Thy presence, with Thy name on each brown;
We shall wear Thy blest likeness in that Temple above,
And no sorrow shall mingle with its service of love. [Refrain]
4 Praise to Thee, God our Father, praise to Thee, gracious Son,
Praise to Thee, Holy Spirit, O Thou blest Three in One;
Thine, all power and dominion, Thine, all blessing and mighty,
In the land everlasting, in the Temple of light. [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: There's a Wonderful TempleFirst Line: There's a wonderful Temple, where the songs never ceaseTune Title: [There's a wonderful Temple, where the songs never cease]Author: Miss Eliza E. HewittDate: 1905Subject: Heaven |
Display Title: Wonderful Heavenly TempleFirst Line: There's a wonderful Temple, where the songs never ceaseTune Title: [There's a wonderful Temple, where the songs never cease]Author: Miss Eliza E. HewittDate: 1908