Drive it away with a song

What though a cloud should sweep over your sky

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [What tho' a cloud should sweep over your sky] (Ackley)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 What tho' a cloud should sweep over your sky,
Veiling the sunbeams that sparkle on high? -
Fear not, the shadow will pass by and by;
Drive it away with a song. (a song.)

Chorus:
Drive it away, drive it away,
Love will the echoes prolong;
Sing on with gladness, banish your sadness,
Drive it away with a song.

2 Has some resentment wrought strife and ill-will?
Love and forgiveness work miracles still;
Let no wrong-feeling your cup of life fill,
Drive it away with a song. (a song.) [Chorus]

3 Song of the blessings, so many and sweet,
Like heav'nly blossoms that smile 'round your feet;
And if some grievance perchance you may meet.
Drive it away with a song. (a song.) [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #57

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 >

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First Line: What though a cloud should sweep over your sky
Title: Drive it away with a song
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Crowns #d202
Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #68Page Scan
The Golden Sheaf No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns, new and old, responsive readings, hymns for the Sunday school, young people's societies, male voices, choruses, and general worship #182Page Scan
The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #57TextAudioPage Scan



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