Not one forgotten

There's a word of tender beauty

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [There's a word of tender beauty]
Published in 32 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a word of tender beauty
In the sayings of our Lord;
How it stirs the heart to music,
Waking gratitude’s sweet chord;
For it tells me that our Father,
From His throne of royal might,
Bends to note a falling sparrow,
For ’tis precious in His sight.

In my Father’s blessèd keeping
I am happy, safe and free;
While His eye is on the sparrow,
I will not forgotten be.

2 Tho’ I’m least of all His children,
So unworthy of His love,
Yet, for me, there’s kind remembrance
In the Father-heart above;
He will ever save and keep me,
He will guide me on the way,
For my Savior gently whispers,
"Are ye not much more than they?" [Refrain]

3 Oh, the wounded hands of Jesus
All the springs of life control,
Is there any ill can harm me
While His blood is on my soul?
Let me, like the little sparrow,
Trust Him where I cannot see,
In the sunshine and the shadow,
Singing, "He will care for me." [Refrain]

Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #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: There's a word of tender beauty
Title: Not one forgotten
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: In my Father's blessed keeping



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Devotional Songs #14Page Scan
Genuine Gems of Sacred Song #d29
Glorious Gospel Hymns #153
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 #124Page Scan
Gospel Melodies: A Collection of Choice Gospel Songs and Hymsn #189Page Scan
Heart and Life Songs #d132
Heart Melodies No. 2 #d47
Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d89
Heavenly Sunlight: containing gems of song for Sunday schools, young people's societies and devotional meetings #9Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Glory #d207
Joyful Praise: for Sunday Schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #123Page Scan
Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d211
Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #17TextPage Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d183
Praise in Song #d166
Song Praise #d106
Songs for the King's Business #22Page Scan
Songs for Work and Worship #d203
Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #265Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise #d189
Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of Work #13Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #174AudioPage Scan
Songs of Praise and Victory. Pentecostal ed. #d118
Songs of the Century #d218
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d583
The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #188Page Scan
The Best of All: complete #186Page Scan
The Bow of Promise: hymns new and old for missionary and revival meetings and Sabbath-schools #16Page Scan
The Old Story in Song #52Page Scan
The Revival No. 3: Suitable for All Kinds of Religious Meetings #43Page Scan
The Soul Winner. Rev. #d120
The Young People's Hymnal, adapted to the use of Sunday schools, Epworth leagues, prayer meetings, and revivals #18Page Scan
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