The land where the roses never fade

When the cold breath of sorrow blights our joys

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [When the cold breath of sorrow blights our joys]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the cold breath of sorrow blights our joys,
Let us trust in our Father undismayed;
There is gladness no wint’ry grief destroys,
In the land where the roses never fade.

Refrain:
In the land where the roses never fade,
Where no sin, neither sorrow can invade,
We shall meet our loved ones there,
And eternal glories share,
In the land where the roses never fade.

2 When our hopes fall like leaves before the blast,
We should never be troubled, nor afraid,
For in Jesus we’ll gather home at last,
In the land where the roses never fade. [Refrain]

3 Working on, trusting ever in His love,
Let our hearts on our Saviour still be stayed;
For we know we shall see His face above,
In the land where the roses never fade. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #186

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: When the cold breath of sorrow blights our joys
Title: The land where the roses never fade
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: In the land where the roses never fade
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #186

Foundation Hymns #d60

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Hymns of the Christian Life #397

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Life and Service Hymns #207

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Magnificat #174

National Baptist Convention Hymnal #d59

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #43

Worship and Praise #d273

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