In the storm of life, in the waves of sin

In the storm of life, in the waves of sin

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [In the storm of life, in the waves of sin]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 In the storm of life, in the waves of sin,
While the maddened billows rush wildly in;
Losing, alas! his manhood’s crown,
Many a bright, young life goes down, down, down,
An immortal soul goes down.

2 In temptation’s whirl, in the blinding glare
Of the lightning flashes through the air;
Losing the bright, eternal crown,
Many a precious life goes down, down, down,
An immortal soul goes down.

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #101

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 >

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First Line: In the storm of life, in the waves of sin
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #101TextAudioPage Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #269Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #269Page Scan



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