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Though the pleasures of earth fade like blossoms

Though the pleasures of earth fade like blossoms

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Though the pleasures of earth fade like blossoms of spring]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Tho’ the pleasures of earth fade like blossoms of spring,
Tho’ its stars disappear from the sky,
Sweeter joys will be mine in my Saviour and King,
Brighter sunbeams His grace will supply.

Wonderful joys, wonderful joys,
Yielding my all to Christ, my great Redeemer, King;
Wonderful joys, wonderful joys,
Brightening ever till the bells celestial ring.

2 O, His love, pure and true, evermore will abide,
And no shadow of turning will show;
Ev’ry good that I need will my Father provide,
For His mercies abuntantly flow. [Refrain]

3 As the glad morning rays part the curtain of night,
As they herald a happy new day,
So my Saviour has brought me the beautiful light,
And my fears, like the clouds, pass away. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #86

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: Though the pleasures of earth fade like blossoms
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Wonderful joys, wonderful joys, yielding my all
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Help #86

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