1 When the faith looks up to Him who died, and lives beyond the sky,
The birds of joy awake to greet the Day-spring from on high;
The night of sin shall pass away, the shadows backward roll,
When Jesus, blessed Saviour, brings the morning to the soul.
O bless His holy name, O bless His name,
He comes with mighty pow’r to save,
He makes the sinner whole;
His love aloud proclaim, his love aloud proclaim,
For Jesus, blessed Saviour, brings morning to the soul.
2 When clouds of sorrow veil my way, and stormy winds are heard,
I call to Him who trod the waves and calmed them by His word;
Again the billows know His voice, and yield to His control,
And Jesus, blessed Saviour, brings the morning to the soul. [Refrain]
3 Then onward to the Golden Shore, all trustfully I press,
For He who saved me at the cross, shall guide me still and bless;
No midnight storm can wreck my hopes, or keep me from the goal,
Where Jesus, blessed Saviour, brings the morning to the soul. [Refrain]
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.
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Display Title: The Morning of the SoulFirst Line: When faith looks up to him who died, and lives beyond the skyTune Title: [When faith looks up to him who died, and lives beyond the sky]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1900