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



Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
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Devotional Songs #14

Genuine Gems of Sacred Song #d29

Glorious Gospel Hymns #153

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Glorious Praise #124

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Gospel Melodies #189

Heart and Life Songs #d132

Heart Melodies No. 2 #d47

Heart Melodies #d89

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Heavenly Sunlight #9

Hymns of Grace and Glory #d207

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Joyful Praise #123

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d211

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Our Praise in Song #17

Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d183

Praise in Song #d166

Song Praise #d106

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Songs for the King's Business #22

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Songs for Work and Worship #185

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Songs of Grace and Glory #265

Songs of Love and Praise #d189

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 #13

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #174

Songs of Praise and Victory. Pentecostal ed. #d118

Songs of the Century #d218

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d583

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The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #188

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The Best of All #186

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The Bow of Promise #16

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The Old Story in Song #52

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The Revival No. 3 #43

The Soul Winner. Rev. #d120

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