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This Same Jesus

Why stand ye idly gazing toward heaven’s blessed height

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Why stand ye idly gazing t'ward Heaven's blessèd height?]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Why stand ye idly gazing t’ward Heaven’s blessèd height?
This same Jesus is coming back again;
The shining angels told it, arrayed in spotless white;
This same Jesus is coming back again.

This same Jesus, this same Jesus;
Oh, tell the joyful tidings to all the sons of men!
Oh, let us work and pray, rejoicing every day;
This same Jesus is coming back again.

2. Receiving His good Spirit, we’ll know His presence near;
This same Jesus is coming back again;
He fills us with His blessing, He gives us love and cheer;
This same Jesus is coming back again. [Refrain]

3. Our lowly talents doubling, more faithful may we be;
This same Jesus is coming back again;
And spread abroad His Gospel with happy hearts and free;
This same Jesus is coming back again. [Refrain]

4. In every time of trial we’ll trust His changeless love;
This same Jesus is coming back again;
The mighty King of Glory still reigns for us above;
This same Jesus is coming back again. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6653

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: Why stand ye idly gazing toward heaven’s blessed height
Title: This Same Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: This same Jesus



The Cyber Hymnal #6653
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The Cyber Hymnal #6653

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