1 Trust, trust the Lord, tho’ in sadness,
Lift up the heart in song;
Praise, praise His name, tell with gladness,
He is our refuge strong.
Safe in the Rock, He will hide us,
Onward will surely guide us;
We’ll flee to Him when sore distress’d,
Clasped in His arms we’ll safely rest.
2 When on the skies’ sunny splendor,
Dark, gloomy clouds arise,
Then be His love, warm and tender,
Light to our waiting eyes.
He is the Friend never-failing,
He is the pow’r prevailing;
When earthly joys vanish away,
He bringeth us His perfect day.
3 Sing, all thro’ time’s changeful story,
Glad hymns of faith and love;
Then in the bright, heav’nly glory,
Swell nobler songs above.
From ev’ry foe He will save us,
His precious Word He gave us;
Hidden in Him, peaceful we’ll be,
Till by and by His face we see.
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 >