Wake the song of gladness

Wake the song of gladness

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Wake the song of gladness]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wake the song of gladness,
Swell the song of love;
See, in hours of sadness,
Crystal light above;
Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Smiles away the night!
Everlasting favor,
Everlasting light.

Wake the song of gladness,
Swell the song of love!
Not a cloud of sadness,
In the land above.

2 Sing the mercies given,
To the trusting soul;
Manna sent from heaven,—
Streams that freely roll;
Tender consolation,
When the heart is sore;
Blessing of salvation,
Ever “more and more.” [Refrain]

3 Sing the blessed story
Of redeeming grace;
Sing of wondrous glory,
When we see His face;
Brief the day of sorrow,
Shelter’d by His side;
Long the golden morrow,
Where His joys abide. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #203

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: Wake the song of gladness
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

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Calvary's Praises #206

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Salvation Songs #87

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The King of Glory #203

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