'Tis here the Christian armor

'Tis here the Christian armor

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [‘Tis here the Christian armor]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 ‘Tis here the Christian armor,
And now, the day of strife;
But there, the robe of whiteness,
The everlasting life.
Then let our faith be steadfast,
And let our hearts be strong,
For thro’ His grace We’ll see His face,
And join the glad new song.

We shall wear a crown,
When the armor is laid down,
Wear a crown of starry light;
We shall wear a crown,
When the armor is laid down,
Yes, we shall wear a crown of glory bright.

2 ‘Tis here the heavy burdens,
The crosses we must bear;
But rest from ev’ry trouble
And peace unbroken there.
O let us, then, be joyful!
We’re on the journey home,
And from that land of beauty grand
We nevermore shall roam. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis here we have our trials,
And disappointments sore,
But there, the full fruition
Of bliss forevermore.
We’ll trust our Father’s promise,
We’ll trust our Father’s love,
Until at last, all conflict past,
We’ll meet with Him above. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #188

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: 'Tis here the Christian armor
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: We shall wear a crown
Copyright: Public Domain


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Williston Hymns #188

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