Sunday, August 06, 2006

When We All Get To Heaven

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing His mercy and His grace.
In the mansions bright and blessed
He’ll prepare for us a place.

Refrain
When we all get to Heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!

While we walk the pilgrim pathway,
Clouds will overspread the sky;
But when traveling days are over,
Not a shadow, not a sigh.

Let us then be true and faithful,
Trusting, serving every day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory
Will the toils of life repay.

Words by Eli­za E. Hew­itt

Eliza, also known as Lidie H Edmunds, was born on June 28, 1851, and died on Ap­ril 24, 1920, in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, where she lived all her life.

After grad­u­a­tion from school, Eli­za be­gan teach­ing. How­ev­er, her ca­reer was cut short by a ser­i­ous spin­al prob­lem. She par­tial­ly re­cov­ered, but was an in­val­id most of her life. She then turned to hymn writ­ing, which ran in the fam­i­ly—her cou­sin was hymn­ist Ed­gar Stites.

She was Sun­day School sup­er­in­tend­ent at the North­ern Home for Friend­less Child­ren, and lat­er at the Cal­vin Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. She was al­so a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Sun­day-school Helps.

Hat Tip: The Cyber Hymnal

4 comments:

bigwhitehat said...

In my tradition, we sing four part accapella. This song is awsome that way.

jgf said...

That would be great!

shoprat said...

That is a lively hymn that I have always loved.

Son of Adam said...

I'm shocked at the "Home for Friendless Children" how sad is that?