When shall we all meet again

When shall we all meet again, When shall we all meet again (Hewitt)

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [When shall we all meet again?]
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 When shall we all meet again?
When shall we all meet again?
Oft shall glowing hope expire,
Oft shall wearied love retire,
Oft shall death and sorrow reign,
Ere we all shall meet again.

2 Though in distant lands we sigh,
Parched beneath a hostile sky,
Though the deep between us rolls
Friendship shall unite our souls,
And in fancy's wide domain,
Oft shall we all meet again.

3 When our burnished locks are gray,
Thinned by many a toil spent day,
When around the youthful pine
Moss shall creep and ivy twine;
Long may the loved bower remain,
Ere we all shall meet again.

4 When the dreams of life are fled,
When its wasted lamps are dead,
When in cold oblivion's shade,
Beauty, fame, and wealth are laid,
Where immortal spirits reign,
There may we all meet again.

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: E. 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: When shall we all meet again, When shall we all meet again (Hewitt)
Title: When shall we all meet again
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #T28Page Scan
Hymn-Songs: for use in the Sunday school, young people's meeting, the church and home #141Page Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #871Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #871Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #847Page Scan
Radiant Songs: for use in meetings for Christian worship or work #139Page Scan
Redemption songs #130Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #130Page Scan
The Book of Worship #461TextPage Scan
The Emory Hymnal: No. 2, sacred hymns and music for use in public worship, Sunday-schools, social meetings and family worship #159Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #130Page Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #25bTextAudioPage Scan
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #d119
The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #25bPage Scan



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