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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Wonderful, Lord, thy lowly birth

Wonderful, Lord, thy lowly birth

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Wonderful, Lord, thy lowly birth]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wonderful, Lord, thy lowly birth,
Wonderful all thy years on earth;
Gratefully we thy pure life trace,—
Deeds of compassion, words of grace.

Wonderful, wonderful Saviour,
Love without measure is thine;
Oh, it is wonderful! glorious and wonderful!
This loving Saviour is mine.

2 Wonderful night of agony!
Wonderful cross of Calvary!
Praying for those who nailed thee there;
Wonderful sorrow, conflict, prayer. [Refrain]

3 Wonderful all thy life above,
Pleading for us in thy great love;
Wonderful, though exalted there
Sweet name of Brother thou dost bear. [Refrain]

4 Wonderful heart, that throbs for all,
Sinful and weak, who on thee call;
How can I praise thee! joy divine,
Wonderful Savior, thou art mine! [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #20

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: Wonderful, Lord, thy lowly birth
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Wonderful, wonderful Savior



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Joyful Sound #20

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Sacred Trio #198

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The Sacred Trio #198

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