[Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way]

[Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way]

Composer: Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1899)
Published in 7 hymnals

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Composer: Eliza Edmunds 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1899)
Incipit: 51333 21311 65123
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Christian Hymns No. 1, by J. Wilbur Chapman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall Mack Company, 1899)
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #2710
Text: In a Little While We're Going Home
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The Cyber Hymnal #2710

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