Get right with God

Whatever joys engross you

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Whatever joys engross you]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whatever joys engross you,
Whatever cares oppress,
Whatever aims allure you,
Whatever ills distress;
Though skies are bright and sunny,
Or storms may be abroad,
There’s one surpassing duty:
Get right, get right with God.

Get right with God,
And do it now;
Get right with God,
He tells you how;
O come to Christ,
Who shed his blood,
And at the cross
Get right with God.

2 He’s waiting to be gracious;
He’s calling now to you,
Inviting you to pardon,
To mercies great and true.
O turn from every pleasure,
Lay every weight aside;
Get right with God this moment,
Thro’ Christ the crucified. [Refrain]

3 Perhaps you once confessed him,
And said you were his child;
But sadly you have wandered,
In pathways dark and wild.
The clouds of sin and sorrow
The heav’nly light bedim;
But still his Spirit lingers,
To draw you back to him. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #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: Whatever joys engross you
Title: Get right with God
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d228

The Junior Choir No. 2 #d28

The Message in Song Nos. 1 & 2 #d238

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #56

The Soul Winner. Rev. #d139

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