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Trust, and be of cheer, for the Lord is near

Trust, and be of cheer, for the Lord is near

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Trust, and be of cheer, for the Lord is near]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Trust, and be of cheer, for the Lord is near,
With His old time gracious pow’r;
Only do His will, He is with us still;
Blessings brighten ev’ry hour.
Blessings brighten ev’ry hour.

Launch out! Launch out into the deep!
Launch out! Launch out into the deep!
Though the billows sweep,
He will guide and keep;
Launch out! Launch out into the deep!

2 Let no doubt assail grace will still prevail;
Now the Master’s word obey;
With a willing mind, larger service find,
Launching further out today.
Launching further out today. [Refrain]

3 Let the Saviour’s voice ev’ry heart rejoice,
“Cast your nets,” and treasure gain;
Speed your vessel on, jewels will be won;
Everlasting joys obtain.
Everlasting joys obtain. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #8

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: Trust, and be of cheer, for the Lord is near
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Launch out, launch out into the deep