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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Unto the Uttermost

Unto the uttermost O what a song

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Unto the uttermost, O what a song]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Unto the uttermost,—Oh, what a song!
This is my Joy as I’m pressing along;
High in the sunshine, His banner shall wave,
Able to keep me, and mighty to save.

Unto the uttermost—is it not wonderful?
Jesus is able to save;
Savior so glorious, grand and victorious!
Jesus is able to save.

2 Unto the uttermost; has He not died?
Precious the cleansing of Calvary’s tide;
Has He not risen, our glorified Lord?
Wondrously, freely, His Spirit outpoured. [Chorus]

3 Unto the uttermost—this is His way;
This is love’s measure, come take it today;
Only, believe Him, and using His grace,
Find it “sufficient” in running life’s race. [Chorus]

4 Unto the uttermost, reaching all bounds
Loudly the glad proclamation resounds;
No night too starless for Him to illume,
No place so dreary but He brings sweet bloom. [Chorus]

Source: Great Tabernacle Hymns #56

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: Unto the uttermost O what a song
Title: Unto the Uttermost
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



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Great Tabernacle Hymns #56

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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #23

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Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #19

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