1 Trust in Jesus, trembling soul,
Nor fear the shadows dim,
Though around thee, storms may roll,
Sweet peace abides with him.
He will keep the when the darkness falls upon thy way,
Guiding thee by his own light,
Till thou shalt find the day.
Rest, trembling soul, upon the Saviour’s breast;
Naught shall disturb thy peaceful rest;
For the angels about thee faithful watch will keep;
Rest, trembling soul;
Rest, sweetly rest.
2 From the world, and from its strife,
In Jesus safely hide;
Find the calm and blessed life,
Close to his wounded side;
Ever learning more and more,
The secrets of his love,
Till on Eden’s fadeless shore,
We join the song above. [Refrain]
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 >