The heavenward way

With trembling contrition I sought for the gate

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [With trembling contrition I sought for the gate]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 With trembling contrition I sought for the gate,
Oppressed with the burden of sin’s heavy weight:
How happy, how blessed to hear Jesus say,
“Come, I am the door of the heavenward way.”

Let us trust and pray,
And his word obey;
With Jesus we’ll walk the heavenward way;
‘Tis the blood-sprinkled,
The King’s highway;
It leads up to glory, the heavenward way.

2 So, turning to Jesus with heart and with will,
Beginning with trusting, and trusting him still,
I entered the path where I sing as I pray;
I’m walking by faith in the heavenward way. [Refrain]

3 His arm will uphold me, his counsel will guide;
No evil can harm me while close at his side,
His peace is my comfort, his strength is my stay;
I’m kept by his grace in the heavenward way. [Refrain]

4 The City of God, like a beautiful star,
Is sending its radiance down from afar;
His love shines around me so brightly each day;
I’m nearing my home by the heavenward way. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #28

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: With trembling contrition I sought for the gate
Title: The heavenward way
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Let us trust and pray, and his word obey
Copyright: Public Domain



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